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NEW: Extreme Heat Advisory In Central Mass

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from 1 pm until 7 pm today.

Heat Index values are expected to reach 103, with temperatures in the mid-90s. Dewpoints are predicted to climb to 70.

A heat advisory means that very hot temperatures and high humidity are predicted, and that combination will produce dangerous conditions for those who are outside for a prolonged period of time. Heat illnesses are possible.

Precautions

  • To protect yourself against heat-related illnesses:
  • Avoid work in the sun and in poorly ventilated areas.
  • Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning and evening
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing
  • Stay in an air conditioned environment
  • Check on neighbors and relatives, especially the elderly.
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be move to a cool and shaded location. 


Experts warn that heat stroke is an emergency.  Call 911

 

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