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Charles City-New Kent-Gloucester-Middlesex-Mathews-Greensville-
Sussex-Surry-James City-Southampton-Isle of Wight-
Eastern Hanover-Western Chesterfield-
Eastern Chesterfield (Including Col. Heights)-
Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond)-Eastern Henrico-
Eastern King William-Eastern King and Queen-York-Newport News-
Including the cities of Margarettsville, Ahoskie, Elizabeth City,
Edenton, Corolla, South Hill, Crewe, Lawrenceville, Petersburg,
Hopewell, Emporia, Wakefield, Barham, Gwaltney Corner,
Bacons Castle, Chippokes State Park, Hog Island Game Reserve,
Poolesville, Booth Fork, Williamsburg, Franklin, Chincoteague,
Wallops Island, Melfa, Exmore, Cape Charles, Cheapside,
Fishermans Island, Kiptopeke, Kiptopeke State Park, Plantation,
Mechanicsville, Bon Air, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Chester,
Colonial Heights, Richmond, Sandston, King William, West Point,
and King And Queen Court House
923 PM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT
* AREAS AFFECTED: Portions of central and eastern Virginia,
northeast North Carolina, and the lower Virginia eastern shore.
* MAXIMUM FORECAST HEAT INDEX VALUES: 105 to 109 degrees.
* TIMING: Peak heat indices will continue through late this
afternoon and will again occur during the afternoon hours
Sunday. Some locations near the coast may see values peak by
late morning through early 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.
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.
$$Special Weather Statement
Charles City-Western Chesterfield-Prince George-Dinwiddie-Eastern
Henrico-Amelia-Eastern Chesterfield (Including Col. Heights)-
1230 AM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017
...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT SOUTHERN
CHESTERFIELD...NORTHWESTERN PRINCE GEORGE...CENTRAL CHARLES CITY...
NORTHEASTERN DINWIDDIE AND SOUTHEASTERN AMELIA COUNTIES...THE CITY OF
COLONIAL HEIGHTS...THE CITY OF HOPEWELL AND THE NORTHERN CITY OF
At 1230 AM EDT, radar indicated strong thunderstorms were located
along a line extending from near Chesterfield Court House to 8 miles
east of Mannboro to near Spainville. Movement was east at 35 mph.
Wind gusts in excess of 40 mph are possible with these storms.
Locations impacted include...
Petersburg, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Charles City, Mannboro, Fort
Lee, Virginia State University, Chester, Prince George, Ruthville,
Garysville, Holdcroft, Matoaca, Sutherland, Ettrick, Chesterfield
Court House, Jordans Point, Bellwood, Chesterfield and Wayside.
If you see lightning or hear thunder...you are at risk. Take shelter
indoors immediately. If you cannot find shelter in a building a
vehicle provides safety from lightning.
Strong wind gusts are possible with these storms. These wind gusts
are capable of knocking down tree limbs...small or weakened trees...
and blowing around trash cans...potted plants...lawn furniture and
other light outdoor objects.
LAT...LON 3738 7691 3725 7711 3718 7750 3725 7795
3735 7775 3740 7751
TIME...MOT...LOC 0430Z 272DEG 31KT 3733 7760 3729 7768 3725 7791