Heat Advisory Issued For Parts of United States July 5 2010
A Heat Advisory Has Been Issued By the National Weather Service on Monday July 5 2010
This heat advisory, meaning temperatures could reach 100 degrees, is in effect from 12 noon on Tuesday to 8pm EDT on Wednesday.
The following areas are under advisory:
- District of Columbia
- Southern Baltimore
- Falls Church
- Cities of Washington, Baltimore, Alexandria and Falls Church
The Weather Service warns that with temperatures up to 100 degrees and a high humidity heat index, the temperature could reach 105 degrees and stay above 80 degrees for the nighttime hours.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. THE VERY YOUNG AND ELDERLY ARE MOST AT RISK.
An Excessive Heat Warning has also been issued for the following areas:
- New Castle
- Northwestern Burlington
- The cities of Wilmington, Trenton, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Morrestown, Mount Holly, West Chester, Norristown, Doylestown, Philadelphia
This excessive heat warning is in effect from noon on Monday until 8pm EDT Wednesday. Temperatures in these areas could reach 98 to 100 degrees with maximum temperatures of 100 to 102.
When dealing with temperatures as high as these, it is very important to drink lots of water and / or sport drinks, to stay out of the sun as much as possible and stay inside where it is cool during the hottest parts of the day. Never leave any children or pets in a car as the temperatures inside the enclosed space can reach up to 130 degrees.