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Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:49 AM EDT Jul. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory in effect from 11 am Saturday to 7 PM EDT
Sunday...

The National Weather Service in gray has issued a heat advisory,
which is in effect from 11 am Saturday to 7 PM EDT Sunday.

* Heat index values... up to 104 due to temperatures in the mid
90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* Timing... Saturday and Sunday, with the highest values in the
afternoon and early evening each day.

* Impacts... the combination of heat and humidity will make it
difficult for the human body to regulate its internal
temperature. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are possible for
those who are exposed to the heat.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
neighbors, especially older adults who live alone, to make sure
they are able to stay cool.

   People who work or exercise outside or in hot environments,
and children attending Summer camps or outdoor sports practices
should take extra precautions. When possible... reschedule
strenuous activities to early morning. Know the signs and
symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight
and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of
water.

   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.