Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Charleston, SC

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NPWCHS

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1041 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-232245-
/O.CON.KCHS.HT.Y.0005.140823T1600Z-140824T0000Z/
JENKINS-SCREVEN-CANDLER-BULLOCH-EFFINGHAM-TATTNALL-EVANS-
INLAND BRYAN-COASTAL BRYAN-INLAND CHATHAM-COASTAL CHATHAM-LONG-
INLAND LIBERTY-COASTAL LIBERTY-INLAND MCINTOSH-COASTAL MCINTOSH-
ALLENDALE-HAMPTON-INLAND COLLETON-DORCHESTER-INLAND BERKELEY-
INLAND JASPER-BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-COASTAL JASPER-
TIDAL BERKELEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MILLEN...SYLVANIA...METTER...
STATESBORO...SPRINGFIELD...REIDSVILLE...CLAXTON...PEMBROKE...
FORT MCALLISTER...SAVANNAH...TYBEE ISLAND...LUDOWICI...
HINESVILLE...HALFMOON LANDING...TOWNSEND...DARIEN...ALLENDALE...
HAMPTON...WALTERBORO...ST. GEORGE...SUMMERVILLE...MONCKS CORNER...
RIDGELAND...BEAUFORT...HILTON HEAD...EDISTO BEACH...CHARLESTON...
JASPER...DANIEL ISLAND...NAVAL WEAPONS STATION CHARLESTON
1041 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...ALL OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST
  GEORGIA.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO AROUND 110 DEGREES DUE TO A
  COMBINATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM THE MID 90S ALONG
  THE IMMEDIATE COAST TO AROUND 100 INLAND AND MODERATE LEVELS OF
  HUMIDITY.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY COULD LEAD
  TO HEAT ILLNESSES IF PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU MUST BE OUTDOORS...DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...WEAR LIGHT
WEIGHT CLOTHING AND STAY OUT OF DIRECT SUNSHINE. IN ADDITION...
KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT ILLNESSES AND BE SURE TO CHECK ON THOSE
WHO ARE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT SUCH AS YOUNG CHILDREN AND
THE ELDERLY. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN AND PETS IN A VEHICLE...
ESPECIALLY WITH THE WINDOWS ROLLED UP SINCE TEMPERATURES CAN BE
MUCH HIGHER INSIDE THE VEHICLE.

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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