Heat Advisory Issued for Today, Thursday, July 14
Posted at 9 a.m.
Today, Thursday, July 14, is expected be the hottest day of the summer so far, and the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for Fairfax County, in effect from noon to 8 p.m. A heat advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected.
Temperatures in the middle 90s combined with high humidity values will produce heat index values between 100 and 105 degrees. This combination of high temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
You also may visit any of the county’s Cooling Centers, held at county facilities such as senior centers, RECenters, community centers and libraries, for temporary respite from the heat.
And please remember — Do NOT leave children or pets unattended in vehicles, even with the windows open, and consider checking in on members of our vulnerable population.