Friday, July 15, 2016

NWS extends Heat Advisory through 7 pm this evening...


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
119 PM EDT FRI JUL 15 2016

...HOT AND HUMID WEATHER CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY...

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NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN QUEENS-
119 PM EDT FRI JUL 15 2016

...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...AROUND 95.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HOT CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE THE RISK FOR HEAT
  RELATED HEALTH ISSUES...ESPECIALLY FOR THE ELDERLY...THOSE
  WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS SUCH AS LUNG AND HEART DISEASE...
  THOSE WORKING OUTDOORS...AND OTHER HEAT SENSITIVE GROUPS OF
  PEOPLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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. CHECK ON VULNERABLE FRIENDS...FAMILY
MEMBERS AND NEIGHBORS. TO FIND A NYC COOLING CENTER CALL 3-1-1 OR
VISIT NYC.GOV/OEM

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS
IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS.

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