Recipe for Misery: Heat, Humidity, and Smoke
IDEM has extended its air quality alert; NWS has issued an Excessive Heat Warning
The air we’re breathing in the Evansville area may be best summed up in three words: hot, humid, and smoky. WNIN’s John Gibson has the update:
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has extended its statewide Air Quality alert through Friday due to the latest smoke from Canadian wildfires.
IDEM is forecasting air that’s “unhealthy for sensitive groups,” meaning people with lung or heart conditions should limit time and exertion outdoors.
The agency urges everyone to help improve air quality by driving less, using public transportation, and conserving energy at work and home.
The air quality alert is on top of an Excessive Heat Warning issued by the National Weather Service that continues through Friday.
Forecasters are predicting highs near 100 degrees and Heat Index values as high as 115.
Everyone is urged to stay hydrated, take frequent breaks, and check on relatives and neighbors.
The city of Evansville is offering a daytime cooling center at the CK Newsome Center at Walnut and Heidelbach.