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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Montgomery County; Brookside Gardens to Close Early

UPDATE 8/16/16 11:00 a.m. Montgomery Parks to close the Wings of Fancy butterfly exhibit at Brookside Gardens at 1 p.m. today due to the heat. Ticket sales close at noon.

ORIGINAL POST

With a heat index predicted between 105 and 109 degrees, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from noon to 8 p.m. today for Montgomery County.

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

Residents are urged to take extra precautions if they work or spend time outside. You should wear lightweight and loose clothing, drink plenty of water, and take frequent breaks in a cool place.

You may want to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours. Also, you should know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Pets should not be left in a car today, even with the windows open.

You can find out more about today’s NWS heat advisory here.

 

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