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Friday and Saturday, the heat index will be around 100 to 105 degrees! Stay hydrated, be mindful of your kids and pets in the car, and check on our seniors. More tips and your weather warning is below!

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* Heat indices around 100 on Friday afternoon and near 105 on
Saturday afternoon.

* Humid with low temperatures in the 70s Friday night.

IMPACTS...

* Heat illnesses are possible for those spending prolonged time
outdoors or in non-air conditioned buildings.

* Those most susceptible to the heat are children and the
elderly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and
high humidity will combine to create a dangerous 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. (Source: accuweather/national weather service)

Stay Prepared For Extreme Heat

Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Remember that:

  • Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.
  • Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.
  • Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.

IF YOU ARE UNDER AN EXTREME HEAT WARNING:

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Watch for heat illness.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.

(Source: Ready.gov)