Special Weather Statement
349 PM EDT Mon. July 5, 2010
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM EDT TUESDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM EDT TUESDAY.
THE COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURES OF 95 TO 100 DEGREES...ALONG WITH GRADUALLY INCREASING HUMIDITY LEVELS...WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 100 TO 104 TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
- Slow down. Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated, or
rescheduled to the coolest time of the day. Individuals at risk should stay in
the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.
- Dress for summer. Lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects heat and
sunlight, and helps your body maintain normal temperatures.
- Put less fuel on your inner fires. Foods (like proteins) that increase
metabolic heat production also increase water loss.
- Drink plenty of water or other non-alcohol fluids. Your body needs water
to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don't feel thirsty. Persons
- have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease,
- are on fluid restrictive diets, or
- have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before
increasing their consumption of fluids.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
- Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician. Persons on salt
restrictive diets should consult a physician before increasing their salt
- Spend more time in air-conditioned places. Air conditioning in homes and
other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an
air conditioner, spending some time each day (during hot weather) in an air
conditioned environment affords some protection.
- Don't get too much sun. Sunburn makes the job of heat dissipation that
much more difficult.
Know these heat disorder symptoms
- Sunburn - Redness and pain. In severe cases swelling of skin, blisters,
fever and headaches.
- Heat Cramps - Painful spasms usually in muscles of legs and abdomen
possible. Heavy sweating.
- Heat Exhaustion - Heavy sweating, weakness, skin cold, pale and clammy.
Fainting and vomiting. Normal temperature possible.
- Heat or Sun Stroke - High body temperature (106 or higher). Hot, dry skin.
Rapid and strong pulse. Possible unconsciousness.
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