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Special Weather Statements for the Region


Last updated: Sunday, July 21, 2019 8:07 AM

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Special Weather Statements
Exccesive Heat Advisory

 

New Hampshire/Maine

Excessive Heat Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
312 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

...DANGEROUS HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUES TODAY...

.Another round of heat and humidity is expected south of a cold
front today. Southern New Hampshire and coastal western Maine are
expected to see the most dangerous combination of heat and
humidity during the day where temperatures will like 100 degrees
or more.

NHZ012-013-212300-
/O.CON.KGYX.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-190721T2300Z/
Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-
Including the cities of Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, Salem,
Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow, Chester, Derry, Hampstead, and Exeter
312 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* Heat Index Values...Up to 107 due to temperatures in the upper
90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* Timing...Mid morning into the early evening hours.

* Impacts...The combination of heat and humidity will make it
difficult for the human body to regulate its temperature. Heat
stroke and heat exhaustion are possible for those spending
significant amounts of time exposed to the heat.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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.

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Southwest NH

Heat Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
312 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

...DANGEROUS HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUES TODAY...

.Another round of heat and humidity is expected south of a cold
front today. Southern New Hampshire and coastal western Maine are
expected to see the most dangerous combination of heat and
humidity during the day where temperatures will like 100 degrees
or more.

NHZ007-011-015-212300-
/O.CON.KGYX.HT.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-190721T2300Z/
Sullivan-Cheshire-Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Claremont, Cornish, Unity, Croydon,
Goshen, Grantham, Lempster, Newport, Charlestown, Gilsum, Keene,
Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, Jaffrey, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon,
Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, Hollis, and Weare
312 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* Heat Index Values...Up to 107 due to temperatures in the upper
90s, and dewpoints around 70.

* Timing...Mid morning into the early afternoon hours.

* Impacts...The combination of heat and humidity will make it
difficult for the human body to regulate its temperature. Heat
stroke and heat exhaustion are possible for those spending
significant amounts of time exposed to the heat.

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, especially older adults who live alone, to make sure
they are able to stay cool.

People who work or exercise outside or in hot environments, and
children attending summer camps or outdoor sports practices
should take extra precautions. When possible...reschedule
strenuous activities to early morning. 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.

========================================

 

Mass.

Excessive Heat Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
416 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>021-026-RIZ001>007-211630-
/O.CON.KBOX.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-190722T0000Z/
Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA-
Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-
Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-
Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-
Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-
Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-
Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA-
Southern Plymouth MA-Northern Middlesex MA-
Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon,
Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,
Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield,
Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston,
Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford,
Mattapoisett, Ayer, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry,
West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol,
Narragansett, Westerly, and Newport
416 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 109 due to temperatures in the upper
90s, and dewpoints in the lower to mid 70s.

* TIMING...Dangerous heat and humidity today. The worst of the
heat will be from late in the morning through the mid evening
hours.

* TEMPERATURE...Actual air temperatures will reach the mid to
upper 90s, with a few spots may reach 100 degrees.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Young children and pets
should never be left unattended in vehicles under any
circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot
weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a
matter of minutes.

* LOCATION...Rhode Island, Northern Connecticut, and most of
Massachusetts including the metro areas of Boston, Providence
and Hartford. This area does not include Cape Cod and the
Islands.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

===================================================================

SE Mass


Heat Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
416 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

MAZ022-023-211630-
/O.CON.KBOX.HT.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-190722T0000Z/
Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-
Including the cities of Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown,
and Vineyard Haven
416 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 101 due to temperatures in the lower
90s, and dewpoints in the lower to mid 70s.

* TIMING...Excessive heat and humidity through Sunday. The worst
of the heat will be from late in the morning through the mid
evening hours.

* TEMPERATURE...Actual air temperatures will reach the lower to
middle 90s.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Young children and pets
should never be left unattended in vehicles under any
circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot
weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a
matter of minutes.

* LOCATION...Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard.

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 sunshine, and check up on relatives and
neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

==============================================

Upstate New York - Albany Area


Heat Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albany NY
418 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

MAZ001-025-NYZ043-047-051-054-058-061-063-VTZ013>015-212200-
/O.CON.KALY.HT.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-190722T0000Z/
Northern Berkshire-Southern Berkshire-Northern Washington-
Schoharie-Western Albany-Eastern Rensselaer-Western Greene-
Eastern Columbia-Western Ulster-Bennington-Western Windham-
Eastern Windham-
Including the cities of Dalton, Hancock, Pittsfield, Florida,
North Adams, Sandisfield, Great Barrington, South Egremont,
Huletts Landing, Whitehall, Granville, Cobleskill, Breakabeen,
Gilboa, Livingstonville, Middleburgh, North Blenheim, Jefferson,
Westerlo, Altamont, Berne, Knox, Preston Hollow, Berlin,
Eagle Bridge, Hoosick Falls, Stephentown, Hunter, Tannersville,
Windham, Prattsville, New Lebanon, Ellenville, Woodstock,
West Hurley, West Shokan, Kerhonkson, Napanoch, Sundown,
Stamford, Bennington, Woodford State Park, Pownal, Stratton,
Londonderry, Brattleboro, Guilford Center, West Brattleboro,
and Bellows Falls
418 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* Location...Schoharie Valley, Eastern Catskills, the northern
and central Taconics, Berkshires and southern Vermont.

* Heat Index Values...Up to 104 due to high temperatures today in
the lower 90s and very high humidity.

* Timing...Through today.

* Impacts...Heat illnesses likely for those spending prolonged
periods of time outdoors or in non-air conditioned locations.
Prolonged heat is most dangerous for young childed and the
elderly. Car temperatures can reach lethal temperatures in
minutes.

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.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

=========================================================================

New York City

Excessive Heat Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
350 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

CTZ005>012-NYZ078>081-212030-
/O.CON.KOKX.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-190722T0000Z/
Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-
Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-
Southern Middlesex-Southern New London-Northwestern Suffolk-
Northeastern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk-Southeastern Suffolk-
350 AM EDT Sun Jul 21 2019

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...105 to 110.

* TIMING...Through 8 pm tonight.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-
risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity
may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended
exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when the combination of heat
and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 105 degrees
or greater. 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.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning
can be much hotter than outdoors.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that
has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members
and neighbors.

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! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.


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