Genesee Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 2:50 PM EDT Jun. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until midnight EDT tonight...

Hazardous weather...

* temperatures will top out in the lower to middle 90s late this
   afternoon. Temperatures will be slow to drop this evening
   eventually lowering below 80 by midnight.


* Heat index values will peak late this afternoon around 100
   degrees.

Impacts...

* the extended duration of heat will lead to uncomfortable to
   potentially hazardous conditions, particularly for the
   elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
room... stay out of the sun... and check up 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.

* Prepare, plan and stay informed. Visit
   www.Weather.Gov/safety/heat



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