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Friday, July 6, 2012

HEAT - Advisory & Watch

Heat Advisory - TODAY

Heat Advisory issued for today between 11am and 8pm. Heat index values expected around 105 degrees. Please make sure to stay hydrated and try to stay out of the heat if possible. In the event of extreme heat, you should take the following precautions:

Stay indoors as much as possible.
Turn on the air-conditioner or fan.
Visit one of the District's "Cooling Centers" located throughout the city, if you do not have access to a cool-temperature location.
DO NOT leave children or pets in vehicles.
Drink plenty of water.
Wear light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothes.
Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outside. SPF 15-30 is best.
Limit exposure to the sun, especially between 10 AM and 3 PM when it is strongest
Watch for symptoms of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Heat Watch - TOMORROW 

NWS has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, effective from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.  Although tomorrow will once again be very hot, with highs near 100, Saturday is expected to be torrid.  Dewpoints are expected to remain the lower 70s all day (i.e. high humidity).  That will likely make the high temperatures of 100-103 feel like 115 degrees.  Citizens will need to take precautions to avoid getting heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke.    Further information on these conditions can be found at

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