Thursday, July 13, 2017

NWS issues Heat Advisory until 6 pm this evening


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
342 AM EDT Thu Jul 13 2017

...CAUTIONARY LEVELS OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY FOR NEW YORK CITY AND
URBAN PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

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/O.CON.KOKX.HT.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-170713T2200Z/
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
342 AM EDT Thu Jul 13 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* Heat Index Values...In the upper 90s.

* Timing...Through this afternoon. The highest heat index values
  will occur during the afternoon.

* Impacts...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
  outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and
humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees
for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any
length of time.

New York City residents should call 3-1-1 to obtain "Beat the
Heat" safety tips.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning
can be much hotter than outdoors.

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 reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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