Excessive Heat Watch Kicks In Mid Week : 7.6.10

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An Excessive Heat Watch begins on Wednesday for Nelson and much of the area. Click on image for more via the NWS.
An Excessive Heat Watch begins on Wednesday for Nelson and much of the area. Click on image for more via the NWS.

Nelson County, Virginia
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
738 PM EDT MON JUL 5 2010

VAZ025>031-036>038-WVZ051-060745-
/O.NEW.KLWX.EH.A.0001.100707T1600Z-100708T0300Z/
AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-
NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MORGAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
WINCHESTER…FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE
738 PM EDT MON JUL 5 2010

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED AN
EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH…IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA
PANHANDLE…THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA.

TEMPERATURES WILL APPROACH OR EXCEED 100 DEGREES WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON…AND HEAT INDICES UP TO 110 DEGREES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HIGH
TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF THE EXCESSIVE HEAT
AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT-
RELATED ILLNESSES AND FATALITIES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF
FLUIDS… STAY OUT OF THE SUN IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM AND CHECK
UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

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