Excessive Heat Warning Remains in Effect
July 19, 2019
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Charleston WV 939 AM EDT Fri Jul 19 2019 DANGEROUS HEAT CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY AND SATURDAY. EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT SATURDAY. * HEAT INDEX VALUES...Peaking around 105 degrees due to temperatures in the mid 90s and high humidity. * TIMING...Highest heat indices occurring this afternoon into early evening, and again Saturday afternoon into early evening. Heat indices on Saturday may be a little worse than today. * IMPACTS...Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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. Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.