Thursday, July 30, 2015

NWS issues Updated Heat Advisory



Event:Heat Advisory
Alert:
...HOT AND HUMID INTO THIS EVENING... 
 
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... 
 
* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY. 
 
* HAZARDS...HEAT AND HUMIDITY. 
 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...IN THE UPPER 90S DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN 
THE MID 80S...AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S. 
 
* TIMING...HIGHEST HEAT INDICES THIS AFTERNOON. 
 
* IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HEAT AND HUMIDITY COULD 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 OR MORE 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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