Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NWS issues Heat Advisory for our area



Event:Heat Advisory
Alert:
...HOT AND HUMID THROUGH MID WEEK... 
 
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT 
WEDNESDAY... 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A HEAT 
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT 
WEDNESDAY. 
 
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY. 
 
* HAZARDS...HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY. 
 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...MID TO UPPER 90S. 
 
* TIMING...DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. 
 
* IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL 
RESULT IN HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE.

Instructions:A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR NEW YORK CITY WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS AT LEAST 95 DEGREES FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS...OR 100 DEGREES FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. SENIORS AND THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS OR MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS ARE AT AN INCREASED RISK. HOMES WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING CAN BE MUCH HOTTER THAN OUTDOOR TEMPERATURES. USE AIR CONDITIONING TO STAY COOL AT HOME OR GO TO A PLACE THAT HAS AIR CONDITIONING. TO FIND A NYC COOLING CENTER CALL 3-1-1 OR VISIT NYC.GOV/OEM.

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