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Special Weather Statements for the Region


Last updated: Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:58 AM

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Special Weather Statements
Heat Advisories

 

New Hampshire/Maine

Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
242 AM EDT Thu Sep 6 2018

...DANGEROUSLY HOT WEATHER EXPECTED THURSDAY...

.A hot and humid air mass will remain over the region today ahead
of an approaching cold front. The combination of high temperatures
and humidity will lead to heat index values climbing well into
the 90s, especially for southern parts of the forecast area.

NHZ012>015-070000-
/O.CON.KGYX.HT.Y.0011.180906T1600Z-180907T0000Z/
Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-Coastal Rockingham-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, Salem,
Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow, Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Exeter,
Greenland, Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls,
North Hampton, Seabrook, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon,
Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, Hollis, and Weare
242 AM EDT Thu Sep 6 2018

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

* Heat Index Values...In the upper 90s due to temperatures around
90, and dewpoints near 70.

* Timing...this afternoon.

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.

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...call 9 1 1.

 

 

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Mass.

Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
421 AM EDT Thu Sep 6 2018

CTZ002>004-MAZ003>007-010>021-026-RIZ001>007-061630-
/O.CON.KBOX.HT.Y.0013.180906T1500Z-180906T2300Z/
Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Eastern Franklin MA-
Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-
Eastern Essex 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, Greenfield, Orange, Barre, Fitchburg,
Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester, 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
421 AM EDT Thu Sep 6 2018

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 103 due to temperatures in the lower
to mid 90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* TIMING...Between 11 am and 7 pm Thursday.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

* LOCATION...Most of southern New England, but not for the east
slopes of the Berkshires and not for the Cape and Islands.

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.

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.

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, call 9 1 1.

 

 

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Upstate New York - Albany Area


Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albany NY
354 PM EDT Wed Sep 5 2018

NYZ038>041-043-048>050-052-053-059-060-083-084-VTZ015-060000-
/O.CON.KALY.HT.Y.0014.000000T0000Z-180906T0000Z/
Southern Herkimer-Southern Fulton-Montgomery-Northern Saratoga-
Northern Washington-Western Schenectady-Eastern Schenectady-
Southern Saratoga-Eastern Albany-Western Rensselaer-
Eastern Greene-Western Columbia-Southeast Warren-
Southern Washington-Eastern Windham-
Including the cities of Ilion, Herkimer, Little Falls, Mohawk,
Frankfort, Dolgeville, Gloversville, Johnstown, Amsterdam,
Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Springs, Huletts Landing, Whitehall,
Granville, Mariaville, Delanson, Duanesburg, Schenectady,
Rotterdam, Burnt Hills, Ballston Spa, Mechanicville,
Clifton Park, Waterford, Albany, Troy, Catskill, Coxsackie,
Athens, Cairo, Jefferson Heights, Hudson, Glens Falls,
West Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Fort Edward, Cambridge,
Greenwich, Middle Falls, North Easton, Brattleboro,
Guilford Center, West Brattleboro, and Bellows Falls
354 PM EDT Wed Sep 5 2018

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

* Location...Connecticut River Valley of southeastern Vermont, the
Mohawk Valley, Greater Capital District, Lake George Saratoga
Region, Mid Hudson Valley, and southern Taconics of east central
New York.

* Heat Index Values...95 to 100 due to temperatures in the upper
80s to lower 90s and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* Timing...This afternoon through this evening.

* Impacts...The combination of heat and high humidity levels
pose a significant risk for heat stress or other heat related
illnesses particularly to those most vulnerable.

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.

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.

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...call 9 1 1.

 

 

 


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