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Weather Advisory Issued for Severe Heat

18 Aug 2019 5:26 PM

The heat levels on Sunday and Monday this week will reach potentially dangerous levels, according to a heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service.

The heat index value is expected to reach as high as 95-100. The NWS warns that extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-risk population who cannot stay cool, and the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

People are being warned not to remain at home without air conditioning, where temperatures can rise even higher than outdoors, and those outside for prolonged periods of time should make sure to take breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Everyone is urged to drink plenty of water and stay cool.

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