Hot! Very Hot!!!

hot temperatureOne of the reasons that I really like Huntington is because the summers are very pleasant. Well, today, like yesterday, it is going to be HOT!! Take precautions.

From the Weather Service:

  • Issuing Office: Charleston

    Source: The National Weather Service

    8:47am EDT, Fri Aug 12

HEAT ADVISORY FROM 1PM EDT FRI UNTIL 8PM EDT FRI

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES… UP TO 102 DUE TO TEMPERATURES AROUND 90… AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S.

* TIMING… 1 PM TO 8 PM EDT. MID TO LATE AFTERNOON WILL BE THE HOTTEST TIME PERIOD.

* IMPACTS… HEAT STROKE… HEAT EXHAUSTION AND OTHER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES CAN QUICKLY OCCUR IF YOU SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME OUTDOORS. 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.

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.