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Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
747 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

CTZ002-MAZ010-011-242000-
/O.CON.KBOX.HT.Y.0001.160725T1500Z-160725T2200Z/
HARTFORD CT-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...AMHERST...
NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD
747 AM EDT SUN JUL 24 2016

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM EDT
MONDAY...

* LOCATION...CONNECTICUT VALLEY...ESPECIALLY SOUTHWEST
  MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHERN CONNECTICUT.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 100 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO
  UPPER 90S...AND DEWPOINTS AROUND 70.

* TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES WILL BE POSSIBLE IF TOO MUCH
  TIME IS SPENT IN THE SUN.

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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