Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NWS issues updated Heat Advisory



Event:Heat Advisory
Alert:
...HOT AND HUMID THROUGH MID WEEK... 
 
...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THURSDAY... 
 
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY. 
 
* HAZARDS...HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY. 
 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 90S DUE TO 
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 80S AND LOWER 90S...AND DEWPOINTS IN 
THE UPPER 60S. 
 
* TIMING...DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY...WEDNESDAY AND 
THURSDAY. 
 
* 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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