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Heat advisory issued for Huron County, surrounding areas

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Jul 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 1 to 8 p.m. today for Huron County and the surrounding areas.

Here are more details provided by the weather service:

A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE AREA IS RESULTING IN AN

EXTENDED STRETCH OF HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS. VERY HUMID

CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH TEMPERATURES RISING INTO THE LOWER TO

MID 90s WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDICES AROUND 100 TO 104 DEGREES

THIS AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF THE LONG DURATION OF HEAT...

AND THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING INTENSITY OF HEAT WILL POTENTIALLY

CAUSE HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES. SIMILAR HEAT INDICES ARE EXPECTED

TOMORROW BEFORE A COLD FRONT PROVIDES RELIEF FOR THE WEEKEND.

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO

8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 102.

* TIMING...HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL EXCEED 100 TODAY PRIMARILY THIS

AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

* IMPACTS...THE PROLONGED NATURE OF THE HEAT WAVE WILL INCREASE

THE RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES. THOSE WORKING OUTDOORS AND

PEOPLE AND ANIMALS WITHOUT ACCESS TO AIR CONDITIONING ARE MOST

AT RISK FOR HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH 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. AVOID UNNECESSARY ACTIVITY DURING THE HEAT OF THE DAY.

ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING AND

FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 100.

* TIMING...HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL EXCEED 100 TODAY AND THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAT INDEX VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO REACH TO BETWEEN

100 AND 104 DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS TODAY

AND THURSDAY. THIS WILL MAKE IT FEEL EVEN HOTTER THAN THE

TEMPERATURE INDICATES. EXPECT HAZY... HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS

TODAY AND AVOID UNNECESSARY ACTIVITY DURING THE HEAT OF THE DAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH 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 911.

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