22. July 2016 · Comments Off on Excessive Heat Watch Expanded · Categories: Summer · Tags:
...Excessive heat watch now in effect from Saturday morning
through Monday afternoon...

* temperatures...highs on Saturday are forecast to be in the
  middle and upper 90s. Highs on Sunday are expected to be in the
  low and middle 90s. Highs on Monday are expected to be in the
  middle and upper 90s. Overnight lows should favor the 70s.

* Heat index values...maximum heat index values are forecast
  around 100 Saturday afternoon. Presently, they are forecast to
  be near the actual air temperatures on Sunday afternoon with lower
  humidity values expected. Maximum heat index values are forecast
  around 100 to 105 Monday afternoon.

* Pre-event conditions...heat index values may briefly approach
  100 today.

* Impacts...the excessive heat will create hazardous conditions. 
  The potential for heat related health issues will be high... 
  especially for the elderly and for those already in poor 
  health.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures and high humidity is expected. This combination will
create a dangerous situation in which heat related illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned
environment if possible...stay out of the sun...and check on
elderly relatives and neighbors. Keep pets in a cool location
with plenty of available water.
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