Heat Advisory issued July 23 at 10:26AM EDT until July 23 at 7:00PM EDT by NWS Newport/Morehead City
Beaufort; Carteret; Craven; Duplin; Greene; Jones; Lenoir; Mainland Hyde; Martin; Onslow; Outer Banks Dare; Pamlico; Pitt; Tyrrell; Washington; Western Dare
...HEAT INDEX VALUES IN EXCESS OF 105 DEGREES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
MUCH OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY
.The combination of temperatures in the mid 90s and high relative
humidities will lead to heat index values 105 to 109 degrees for
most of Eastern North Carolina today.
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 109.
* TIMING...Late morning through early evening.
* IMPACTS...Prolonged exposure or any activity may lead to heat
related illnesses that require immediate medical attention.
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
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.