Petersburg, VA

9:13 PM EDT on July 21, 2017 (GMT -0400)
Virginia State University | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Heat Advisory, Air Quality Alert

Elev 98 ft 37.24 °N, 77.42 °W | Updated 13 minutes ago

Clear
Clear
89.7 °F
Feels Like 100 °F
N
0.0
Wind Variable Wind from SW

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
High -- | Low -- °F
Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.92 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Heat Index 100 °F
Dew Point 75 °F
Humidity 62%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:06 AM 8:26 PM
Waning Crescent, 3% visible
METAR KPTB 220055Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 26/23 A2992 RMK AO2 T02630228
Pressure 29.92 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Heat Index 100 °F
Dew Point 75 °F
Humidity 62%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:06 AM 8:26 PM
Waning Crescent, 3% visible
METAR KPTB 220055Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 26/23 A2992 RMK AO2 T02630228

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Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 7:53 PM EDT Jul. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect from 10 am to 8 PM EDT
Saturday...
... Heat advisory will expire at 8 PM EDT this evening...

* areas affected: central and eastern Virginia... northeast North
Carolina... and the lower Eastern Shore.

* Maximum forecast heat index values: 105 to 109 degrees.

* Timing: peak heat indices are expected during the afternoon
hours Saturday, but some locations near the coast may see
values peak by late morning through early afternoon.

* Impacts: prolonged exposure or any strenuous activity may lead
to heat related illnesses that require immediate medical
attention.

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.

Take extra precautions... if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. 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.






Air Quality Alert
Issued: 7:07 AM EDT Jul. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Air quality alert in effect until midnight EDT tonight...

The Virginia department of environmental quality has issued a code
Orange air quality alert across the Richmond Metro area... for ground
level ozone... in effect until midnight EDT tonight.

Air quality is expected to reach code Orange... which is unhealthy
for sensitive groups... and means individuals with respiratory
and/or heart ailments... older adults... and children should reduce
prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

An air quality alert means that ground level ozone concentrations
within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For
additional information... please visit the Virginia d E q air quality
web site at all lower case http://www.Deq.Virginia.Gov/


707 am EDT Fri Jul 21 2017

... Air quality alert in effect until midnight EDT tonight...

The Virginia department of environmental quality has issued a code
Orange air quality alert across the Richmond Metro area... for ground
level ozone... in effect until midnight EDT tonight.

Air quality is expected to reach code Orange... which is unhealthy
for sensitive groups... and means individuals with respiratory
and/or heart ailments... older adults... and children should reduce
prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

An air quality alert means that ground level ozone concentrations
within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For
additional information... please visit the Virginia d E q air quality
web site at all lower case http://www.Deq.Virginia.Gov/