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346 PM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...
The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM EDT Friday.
* AREAS AFFECTED: CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST NORTH
CAROLINA...AND THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE.
* MAXIMUM FORECAST HEAT INDEX VALUES: 105 to 109 degrees.
* TIMING: Peak heat indices are expected during the afternoon
hours, but some locations near the coast may see values peak by
late morning before the seabreeze develops in the afternoon.
* IMPACTS: PROLONGED EXPOSURE OR ANY STRENUOUS ACTIVITY MAY LEAD
TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES THAT REQUIRE IMMEDIATE MEDICAL
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
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.