Heat Advisory today
- Since folks will be doing a lot of outdoor activities today...
Per the NWS
Statement as of 4:09 AM EDT on July 04, 2013
...Heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
8 PM EDT this evening...
* location...Hillsborough NH and Essex...Middlesex...Norfolk...
and Suffolk counties in MA.
* Heat index values...up to 103 due to temperatures in the low to
mid 90s...and dewpoints around 70.
* Timing...temperatures will rise over 90 degrees around midday.
Heat indices will be in the mid to upper 90s from late morning
through evening...and 100 to 103 during mid to late afternoon.
* Impacts...persons outdoors for prolonged periods of time on
Independence day could be more susceptible to heat illnesses.
Drink plenty of fluids and stay out of the sun when possible.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated
areas. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned
environment...stay out of the sun...and check in on relatives and
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
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.
- It's going to be hot and sunny on July 4 in Greater Boston.
People might get thirsty if they stay outside too long.
This is the entire contents of an official NWS "warning"?
- On 07-04 12:00, Glenn Parker wrote:
> It's going to be hot and sunny on July 4 in Greater Boston.Alert the media!
> People might get thirsty if they stay outside too long.
> This is the entire contents of an official NWS "warning"?
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