Weather Alerts

Heat Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Mecklenburg
  • Northampton

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Bertie-Chowan-Perquimans-Eastern Currituck-Mecklenburg-Lunenburg-
Nottoway-Amelia-Lancaster-Brunswick-Dinwiddie-Prince George-
Charles City-New Kent-Gloucester-Middlesex-Mathews-Greensville-
Sussex-Surry-James City-Southampton-Isle of Wight-
Norfolk/Portsmouth-Suffolk-Chesapeake-Virginia Beach-Accomack-
Eastern Hanover-Western Chesterfield-
Eastern Chesterfield (Including Col. Heights)-
Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond)-Eastern Henrico-
Eastern King William-Eastern King and Queen-York-Newport News-
Hampton/Poquoson-
Including the cities of Margarettsville, Ahoskie, Elizabeth City,
Edenton, Corolla, South Hill, Crewe, Lawrenceville, Petersburg,
Hopewell, Emporia, Wakefield, Barham, Gwaltney Corner,
Bacons Castle, Chippokes State Park, Hog Island Game Reserve,
Poolesville, Booth Fork, Williamsburg, Franklin, Chincoteague,
Wallops Island, Melfa, Exmore, Cape Charles, Cheapside,
Fishermans Island, Kiptopeke, Kiptopeke State Park, Plantation,
Mechanicsville, Bon Air, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Chester,
Colonial Heights, Richmond, Sandston, King William, West Point,
and King And Queen Court House
340 AM EDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* AREAS AFFECTED: Portions of central and eastern Virginia,
northeast North Carolina, and the lower Virginia Eastern Shore.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES: 105 to 109 degrees.

* TIMING: Peak heat indices will occur during the afternoon hours.
Some locations near the coast may see values peak by late
morning through early afternoon.

* IMPACTS: Prolonged exposure or any strenuous activity may lead
to heat related illnesses that require immediate medical
attention.

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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Excessive Heat Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Wake
  • Cumberland
  • Wilson
  • Edgecombe
  • Franklin
  • Warren
  • Harnett
  • Halifax
  • Sampson
  • Hoke
  • Wayne
  • Nash

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Harnett-Wayne-Scotland-Hoke-Cumberland-Sampson-
Including the cities of Norlina, Wise, Afton, Warrenton,
Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids, Pilot, Ingleside, Louisburg,
Franklinton, Nashville, Aventon, Red Oak, Sharpsburg,
Spring Hope, Rocky Mount, Raleigh, Cary, Smithfield, Clayton,
Flowers, Selma, Benson, Coats Crossroads, New Hope, Wilson, Dunn,
Anderson Creek, Timberlake, Duncan, Erwin, Angier, Lillington,
Goldsboro, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, Antioch, Ashley Heights,
Raeford, Rockfish, Silver City, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg,
and Clinton
344 AM EDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...110 to 115 degrees expected again this
afternoon. Lows this morning 77 to 80 degrees.

* TIMING... Temperatures will be slow to fall this morning with
lows this morning only reaching the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.
Heat index values will return into the 110 to 115 degrees for a
couple of hours this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure. With long duration of
heat and humidity and with temperatures not cooling below 80
at night, this is a potentially very dangerous heat event.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.
Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of
minutes. Bring pets indoors if possible, even if for just short
periods of time; and ensure they have access to drinking water,
which can evaporate from dishes very quickly in extreme heat.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. the combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and
check up on relatives and neighbors. Fans are essential for those
without air conditioning.

&&

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Heat Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Durham
  • Orange
  • Chatham
  • Granville
  • Lee
  • Moore
  • Person

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Davidson-Randolph-Chatham-Stanly-Montgomery-Moore-Lee-Anson-
Richmond-
Including the cities of Bushy Fork, Concord, Roxboro, Surl,
Oxford, Butner, Creedmoor, Dabney, Henderson, Pfafftown,
Stanleyville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lake Townsend,
High Point, Burlington, Graham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Bethesda,
Durham, Research Triangle, Lexington, Thomasville, Asheboro,
Ulah, Archdale, Trinity, Hasty, Siler City, Bynum, Moncure,
Pittsboro, Albemarle, Plyler, Troy, Biscoe, Mount Gilead, Pekin,
Badin Lake, Eldorado, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aberdeen,
Eagle Springs, Seven Lakes, Cumnock, Gum Springs, Sanford,
Tramway, Wadesboro, Polkton, Rockingham, Hamlet,
and East Rockingham
344 AM EDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...105 to 109 degrees expected again this
afternoon.

* TIMING...Temperatures will be slow to fall this morning with
lows this morning only reaching the mid to upper 70s. Heat index
values will return into the 105 to 109 degrees for a couple of
hours this afternoon.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity will 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. Fans are essential to move
the air for those without air conditioning.

Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.
Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of
minutes. Bring pets indoors if possible, even if for just short
periods of time; and ensure they have access to drinking water,
which can evaporate from dishes very quickly in extreme heat.

&&

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