Heat Advisory in Effect Today, July 13, Beginning at Noon

Posted at 9:29 a.m.

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Services has issued a Heat Advisory, in effect from noon today, Thursday, July 13, until 8 p.m. this evening.

Temperatures in the mid to upper 90s are expected with heat index values around 105 degrees. (View the complete forecast.)

A heat advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. There is a risk of heat-related illness for those without air conditioning or those outdoors for an extended period.

Precautions and Preparedness Actions

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.

  • When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing.
  • 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.

Know the Signs and Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke



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