Beyond the Forecast: dew point vs. sweat
Heat exhaustion is very common during the summer months due to higher temperatures and dew points.
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The Wiregrass is no stranger to brutal summer heat. To keep yourself safe, spend some time indoors or staying out of direct sunlight.
The Houston Methodist Leading Medicine Organization says sweat is our body’s natural way of regulating temperature. Sweating is a cooling process, and it works by pulling the heat from your body through the moisture it produces.
High dew points make it harder for moisture to be pulled from our bodies due to the abundance of moisture already in the atmosphere. When this happens, our bodies have trouble cooling off properly which can lead to heat related illnesses according to the National Weather Service.
Heat exhaustion is very common during the summer months. It’s due to the higher temperatures and dew points according to the mayo clinic.
Some of the smartest ways to beat the heat, according to the National Weather Service, are:
- Limit time outdoors
- Take breaks often when working outside
- Stay in shaded areas
- Use cool compresses
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