Heat Advisory in Effect Today (7/19) Until 8:00 p.m. (Video)

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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the entire Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region for Friday, July 19, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm.

The heat index values may reach 110 degrees, and the maximum temperatures will be in the upper 90s. Enjoy Buster Poindexter’s ‘Hot Hot Hot’ above and most importantly ‘Stay thirsty my friends‘.

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON
TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE HEAT ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…AROUND 110 DEGREES DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90S TO AROUND 100 DEGREES AND
DEWPOINTS IN THE MIDDLE 70S.

* IMPACTS…HIGH RISK OF HEAT STROKE OR OTHER HEAT-RELATED
ILLNESS FOR THOSE WITHOUT AIR-CONDITIONING OR THOSE OUTDOORS
FOR ANY EXTENDED PERIOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
DANGEROUSLY HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF
EXTREME TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A
DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE EXPECTED.
CHECK IN ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

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.

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