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Wintergreen & Nelson : Excessive Heat Warning : ! EXPIRED !

[ 0 ] July 22, 2011 |

Via NWS: The areas highlighted in red are all under an Excessive Heat Warning until Saturday evening.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
329 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2011

VAZ036>038-240000-
/O.CON.KLWX.EH.W.0003.000000T0000Z-110724T0000Z/
NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CHARLOTTESVILLE
329 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2011

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING…

* TEMPERATURE…HIGH TEMPERATURES AROUND 100 THIS AFTERNOON.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…110 TO 115 THIS AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT
TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION
IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER…STAY
IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK ON
RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

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 LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE-FITTING CLOTHING.

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.

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