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Heat Advisory
Statement as of 3:29 AM EDT on August 23, 2014

...Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Locations...all of southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia.

* Heat index values...up to around 110 degrees due to a combination of high temperatures ranging from the mid 90s along the immediate coast to around 100 farther inland and moderate levels of humidity.

* Impacts...the combined effects of heat and humidity could lead to heat illnesses if proper precautions are not taken.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you must be outdoors...drink plenty of fluids...wear light weight clothing and stay out of direct sunshine. In addition... know the signs of heat illnesses and be sure to check on those who are most susceptible to the heat such as Young children and the elderly. Never leave children and pets in a vehicle... especially with the windows rolled up since temperatures can be much higher inside the vehicle.

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.

Record Report
Statement as of 1:45 am EDT on August 23, 2014

...Record high minimum temperature tied at North Charleston SC...

A record high minimum temperature of 79 degrees was tied at North Charleston yesterday...August 22. The old record was set in 1983.

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