Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1125 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...VERY HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON...

.ANOTHER SULTRY DAY CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY WITH AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES RISING INTO THE MID TO UPPER 90S. THESE HOT
TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX
VALUES AROUND 105 DEGREES DURING THE AFTERNOON.

VAZ046-047-058-059-270000-
/O.CON.KRNK.HT.Y.0002.160726T1600Z-160727T0000Z/
APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...APPOMATTOX...SOUTH BOSTON...KEYSVILLE
1125 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

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

* LOCATIONS...SOUTH CENTRAL PIEDMONT OF VIRGINIA.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...AROUND 105 DEGREES DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN
  THE MID TO UPPER 90S...AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF THE VERY HOT TEMPERATURES...HIGH
  HUMIDITY AND PROLONGED EXPOSURE OR ANY STRENUOUS ACTIVITY
  DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS MAY LEAD TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
NEIGHBORS.

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.

&&

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