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Excessive Heat Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
702 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

NJZ004-103>105-107-240915-
/O.CON.KOKX.EH.A.0001.160725T1500Z-160725T2200Z/
EASTERN PASSAIC-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-
WESTERN UNION-
702 PM EDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO AROUND 105 DEGREES.

* TIMING...HIGHEST HEAT INDICES MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HOT CONDITIONS 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...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND
HUMIDITY COULD CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT
ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. 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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