8/11/2016 - High Heat Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
227 PM EDT THU AUG 11 2016

...OPPRESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY THROUGH THIS WEEKEND...

NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-
SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-WESTERN PASSAIC-EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-
WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-
WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-ORANGE-PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-
NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-
NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
227 PM EDT THU AUG 11 2016

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT SATURDAY...
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT SATURDAY. AN
EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS EXCESSIVE HEAT
WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.


* HEAT INDEX VALUES INTO THIS EVENING...100 TO 103.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES FRIDAY...100 TO 105 DEGREES.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES SATURDAY...AROUND 105 DEGREES.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES SUNDAY...AROUND 105 DEGREES.

* TIMING...HIGHEST HEAT INDICES IN THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL
  INCREASE THE RISK FOR HEAT RELATED HEALTH ISSUES...ESPECIALLY
  FOR THE ELDERLY...THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS SUCH AS
  LUNG AND HEART DISEASE...THOSE WORKING OUTDOORS...AND OTHER
  HEAT SENSITIVE GROUPS OF PEOPLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND
HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 100 TO 104 DEGREES
FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE HOURS.

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND
HUMIDITY COULD CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT
ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. 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.

SENIORS AND THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS OR MENTAL HEALTH
CONDITIONS ARE AT AN INCREASED RISK. HOMES WITHOUT AIR
CONDITIONING CAN BE MUCH HOTTER THAN OUTDOOR TEMPERATURES.

USE AIR CONDITIONING TO STAY COOL AT HOME OR GO TO A PLACE THAT
HAS AIR CONDITIONING. CHECK ON VULNERABLE FRIENDS...FAMILY
MEMBERS AND NEIGHBORS.

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.