Expires 8:00 PM EDT on July 23, 2016
Statement as of 6:36 am EDT on July 23, 2016
... Heat advisory remains in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to
8 PM EDT this evening...
* heat index values... up to 103 due to temperatures in the upper
80s and lower 90s... and dewpoints in the low to mid 70s.
* Timing... 2 PM to 8 PM EDT Saturday
* impacts... heat stroke... heat exhaustion and other heat related
illnesses can quickly occur if you spend a significant amount
of time outdoors.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
room... stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and
To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency... call 9 1 1.