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Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Warning, Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:25 PM EDT Jul. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory in effect from noon Friday to noon EDT
... Excessive heat warning in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT

The National Weather Service in Albany has issued an excessive
heat warning, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT Saturday.
A heat advisory has also been issued. This heat advisory is in
effect from noon Friday to noon EDT Saturday. The excessive heat
watch is no longer in effect.

* Location... Mohawk and Hudson River valleys, southern Taconics,
and Litchfield County in Connecticut.

* Heat index values... up to 105 on Friday due to temperatures in
the low 90s and dew points in the low 70s. Up to 110 on Saturday
due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, and dewpoints in
the lower to mid 70s.

* Timing... 12 noon Friday through 8 PM Saturday.

* Impacts... heat illnesses likely for those spending prolonged
periods of time outdoors or in non-air conditioned locations.
Prolonged heat is most dangerous for Young children and the
elderly. Car temperatures can reach lethal temperatures in
minutes. Temperatures will remain very warm and muggy Friday
night, preventing non-air conditioned buildings from cooling

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

   an excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids... stay in an air-conditioned room... stay out of the sun...
and check up on relatives and neighbors.

   Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.