12. August 2016 · Comments Off on Excessive Heat Warning Continues For Western New Jersey… · Categories: Summer · Tags:
...Excessive heat warning remains in effect from noon Saturday to
9 PM EDT Sunday...
...Heat advisory will expire at 8 PM EDT this evening...

* maximum heat index values...105 to 110 on Saturday afternoon
  and 102 to 107 on Sunday afternoon.

* Temperatures...highs are forecast to be in the middle 90s on
  Saturday and in the lower to middle 90s on Sunday. Overnight
  lows are expected to favor the middle and upper 70s.

* Timing...heat index values will reach excessive levels during
  the afternoon and early evening hours each day. Scattered
  showers and thunderstorms may bring brief periods of relief from
  the heat.

* Impacts...the multiple day excessive heat will increase the
  risk for heat-related health issues...especially for the elderly
  and for those with chronic health problems such as lung and
  heart disease.

* Outlook...a frontal boundary approaching from the northwest
  should arrive early in the new week bringing some relief from
  the oppressive heat and humidity.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity levels will occur.
The conditions will enhance the potential for the development of
heat-related health issues among susceptible individuals. Be sure
to drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air- conditioned
environment if possible...stay out of the sun and check on elderly
relatives and neighbors.

Children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle
under any circumstance. During hot weather a car interior can
reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible...reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or
late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and
heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and
drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in a shaded or air conditioned environment. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool shaded location. Heat stroke is an
emergency...call 9 1 1.

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