appoftheweek orange 300LEXINGTON, Ky (6/27/13) – With rising temperatures and scorching heat indexes seeping their way into the Commonwealth, it's more important than ever to stay safe during the hot summer days to come. Along with these heat waves comes a new wave of technology that can keep you informed and protected when your outdoor thermometer begins to skyrocket.

A number of mobile applications are available for download that can put temperatures and safety precautions in the palm of your hand. Listed below are some of these must-download apps that will keep you prepared for the hottest of conditions.

1.Beat the Heat – This app allows you to calculate the recommended sun exposure time, as well as the maximum sun exposure time, for your skin type. Beat the Heat will also locate where you are and calculate the current UV index in your area. The app provides tips that can help you gauge how much time you should spend in the sun and just how much sun is too much. All calculations are provided by the World Health Organization.

2. OSHA Heat Safety Tool – This app, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration calculates the heat index for work sites to ensure the safety of workers. It provides precautions to prevent heat illness and gives you access to safety information wherever and whenever you need it. Based on the calculated heat index, the app will develop an estimated risk level for outdoor workers and offer reminders about protective measures, including drinking enough fluids and scheduling rest breaks.

3. Heat Index and Relative Humidity – This app provides a tool that measures the perceived temperature and relative humidity. By entering the air temperature and dew point, the heat index and relative humidity are calculated at the touch of a button. The app will also provide warnings based on the calculated heat category and gives an extended weather forecast for the coming days. These measurements are taken from the NOAA's National Weather Service Heat Index Chart.

4. Weather Calculator and Converter – This app will calculate weather conditions and convert weather units. It will convert units such as Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin, meters, feet, and many more. The app also includes a number of weather calculators, including heat index, wind chill, and vapor pressure.
5. Zyrtec Allergy Cast – For the allergy sufferer in all of us, this app can help you to better understand and manage your allergy symptoms. It provides the pollen index and extended weather forecasts, and alerts you to when pollen counts are high in your area. You can log your symptoms and track how you are feeling, as well as get tips on the best ways to deal with allergies.

David Gillum
SurfKY News
Information provided by Apple your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Weather Sponsored by

1 DOW 16,472.37
+200.36 (1.23%)    
2 S&P 1,951.36
+27.54 (1.43%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,707.77
+80.69 (1.74%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by

In Other News...

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/3/15) — The following fines were handed down in Hopkins District Court recently: Tricia R.… Read More

2015 Student Christmas Ornament Contest

PADUCAH, Ky. (10/3/15) — Mayor Gayle Kaler is inviting students who are Paducah residents to participate in the third… Read More

Most Read This Week

September 30, 2015 10126

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News
October 01, 2015 6829

UPDATE: Madisonville Woman Charged after Bank…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 29, 2015 5960

UPDATED: Witness Describes Crash at Dawson…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 28, 2015 4533

Woman Charged with Methamphetamine Possession…

by SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 4195

Four Arrested After Allegedly Exposing Children…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 12138

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 10126

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 03, 2015 1297

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
October 03, 2015 977

Chemotherapy: New Advances, A New Age

by KET
October 03, 2015 928

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
October 04, 2015 904

Learning More About Childhood Cancer

by KET
October 03, 2015 703

Weather Folklore - Persimmon Seeds, Woolly Worms

by SurfKY News
October 03, 2015 697

ColorFall Kicks off Fall Color Season in Kentucky

by SurfKY News
October 03, 2015 672

Proposed Restaurant Tax Would Promote Tourism,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 03, 2015 508

Hooked on Science - 'Singing Rod'

by SurfKY News
October 04, 2015 481

Dave Says - Oct. 4, 2015

by SurfKY News
October 04, 2015 449

Outdoor Truths - Oct. 4, 2015

by SurfKY News