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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
357 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

...HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTH
CAROLINA PIEDMONT TODAY...

.HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE EASTERN CHARLOTTE METRO
AREA...INCLUDING ROWAN COUNTY...WILL RANGE IN THE UPPER 90S THIS
AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF THE HOT TEMPERATURES AND MODERATE RELATIVE
HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105 DEGREES.
DIRECT SUN EXPOSURE WILL MAKE IT FEEL EVEN HOTTER.

NCZ057-071-072-082-280000-
/O.NEW.KGSP.HT.Y.0001.160727T1600Z-160728T0000Z/
ROWAN-MECKLENBURG-CABARRUS-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SALISBURY...CHARLOTTE...CONCORD...
KANNAPOLIS...MONROE...TRINITY...INDIAN TRAIL...WEDDINGTON
357 AM EDT WED JUL 27 2016

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS...MECKLENBURG...UNION...CABARRUS...AND ROWAN COUNTIES

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S. HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND
  105 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND MODERATE
  HUMIDITY WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO COOL OFF THIS AFTERNOON AND
  EARLY EVENING. SEVERAL HOURS OF ELEVATED HEAT INDEX VALUES MAY
  INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES. THE PEOPLE
  GROUPS MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT ARE SMALL
  CHILDREN...ELDERLY...PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES...AND THOSE
  WITHOUT ACCESS TO AIR CONDITIONING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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