Friday, July 22, 2016

NWS issues Heat Advisory through Saturday evening



Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
350 AM EDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS TODAY AND LIKELY INTO SATURDAY...

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/O.CON.KOKX.HT.Y.0004.160722T1600Z-160723T2300Z/
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN QUEENS-
350 AM EDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT
SATURDAY...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...IN THE UPPER 90S DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE
  LOWER TO MID 90S AND DEWPOINTS IN THE UPPER 60S TODAY AND MID TO
  UPPER 90S WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S ON SATURDAY.

* TIMING...HIGHEST HEAT INDICES MID TO LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
  MID TO LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HOT AND HUMID 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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