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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Columbia SC
321 AM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017

GAZ065-077-SCZ016-022-026>031-035>038-041-230730-
Richmond-Burke-Chesterfield-Kershaw-Saluda-Lexington-Richland-Lee-
Aiken-Sumter-Barnwell-Orangeburg-Calhoun-Clarendon-Bamberg-
321 AM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Midlands of South Carolina
and the Central Savannah River area of Georgia.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Heat Advisory.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Columbia SC
313 AM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017

GAZ065-077-SCZ016-022-026>031-035>038-041-222200-
/O.CON.KCAE.HT.Y.0001.170722T1600Z-170722T2200Z/
Richmond-Burke-Chesterfield-Kershaw-Saluda-Lexington-Richland-Lee-
Aiken-Sumter-Barnwell-Orangeburg-Calhoun-Clarendon-Bamberg-
Including the cities of Hephzibah, Waynesboro, Cheraw, Pageland,
Camden, Lugoff, Saluda, Ridge Spring, Seven Oaks, West Columbia,
Cayce, Lexington, Red Bank, Oak Grove, Columbia, Bishopville,
Aiken, North Augusta, Sumter, Barnwell, Williston, Blackville,
Orangeburg, Brookdale, St. Matthews, Manning, Summerton, Bamberg,
and Denmark
313 AM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 113 due to temperatures in the mid
  90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

* TIMING...Highest temperatures and heat index values will be
  between noon and 6 PM this evening.

* IMPACTS...The excessive heat may quickly cause heat stress or
  heat stroke.

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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