EXCESSIVE HEAT ADVISORY

…DANGEROUS HEAT WAVE TO IMPACT MUCH OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA INTO SATURDAY…

.DANGEROUSLY HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TODAY. MANY VALLEY LOCATIONS WILL HAVE THE HEAT INDEX REACH 105 TO 110 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON. MORE CLOUD COVER AND A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS ON SATURDAY WILL LEAD TO A SLIGHT DECREASE IN TEMPERATURES. THUS…HEAT INDEX VALUES SHOULD BE A LITTLE LOWER ON SATURDAY…BUT WILL STILL BE AROUND 100 DEGREES FOR A GOOD PORTION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 90S.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…AS HIGH AS 100.

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. CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING HOT WEATHER…WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. RESIDENTS SHOULD CHECK UP ON ELDERLY RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS…AND REMEMBER TO PROVIDE PETS WITH ADEQUATE WATER AND SHELTER FROM THE SUN.


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