National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for MoCo

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Montgomery County, effective from noon – 8 p.m., Thursday.

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-to-upper 90s, with a heat index around 105 degrees.

According to the NWS, a heat advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity may create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

Residents who work or spend time outdoors should note the following:

  • 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.

You can find out more here.

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Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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