Heat advisory!

With the forecasted high being in the mid-90’s, a heat advisory has been taken into effect for the areas shown below.

 Actual advisory from the NWS:
…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS

EVENING …
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS

ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY …WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO

8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES …AROUND 100 DEGREES DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN

THE LOW TO MID 90S …AND DEWPOINTS AROUND 70 DEGREES.
* IMPACTS …RISK OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS FOR THOSE WITHOUT AIR-

CONDITIONING OR THOSE OUTDOORS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS …
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HIGH TEMPERATURES

IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HIGH

HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A 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.
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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