Issued at: 8:43 PM EDT on July 26, 2016, expires at: 8:00 PM EDT on July 27, 2016
- ...Heat advisory in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT Wednesday... The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT Wednesday.
- Heat index values...105 to 109 for several hours. Peak values may exceed 110 in a few locations for a brief period.
- Timing...Wednesday afternoon and evening.
- Impacts...heat related illness can occur with prolonged exposure. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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. Keep pets inside if 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. 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.