Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Upton, NY

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847 WWUS71 KOKX 260743 NPWOKX URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 343 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016 ...HOT WEATHER CONTINUES TODAY... NYZ072>075-176-178-262200- /O.CON.KOKX.HT.Y.0006.160726T1600Z-160726T2200Z/ NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)- KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN QUEENS- 343 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016 ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...IN THE MID 90S DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 90S...AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 60S. * TIMING...HIGHEST HEAT INDICES BETWEEN 1 PM AND 5 PM. * IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL INCREASE THE RISK FOR HEAT RELATED HEALTH ISSUES...ESPECIALLY FOR THE ELDERLY...THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS SUCH AS LUNG AND HEART DISEASE...THOSE WORKING OUTDOORS...AND OTHER HEAT SENSITIVE GROUPS OF PEOPLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR NEW YORK CITY WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS AT LEAST 95 DEGREES FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS...OR 100 DEGREES FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. SENIORS AND THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS OR MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS ARE AT AN INCREASED RISK. HOMES WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING CAN BE MUCH HOTTER THAN OUTDOOR TEMPERATURES. USE AIR CONDITIONING TO STAY COOL AT HOME OR GO TO A PLACE THAT HAS AIR CONDITIONING. CHECK ON VULNERABLE FRIENDS... FAMILY MEMBERS AND NEIGHBORS. TO FIND A NYC COOLING CENTER CALL 3-1-1 OR VISIT NYC.GOV/OEM TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. && $$

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