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“Excessive Heat Warnings and Advisories” Issued For WNY

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The National Weather Service has issued “Excessive Heat Advisories and Warnings” for our area for Thursday.

Here is the statement from the NWS Website:

NORTHERN ERIE-WYOMING-CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS-ALLEGANY-
SOUTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BUFFALO…WARSAW…JAMESTOWN…OLEAN…
WELLSVILLE…ORCHARD PARK…SPRINGVILLE
305 AM EDT THU JUL 21 2011

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT
THIS EVENING…

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT
THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS…PORTIONS OF THE NIAGARA FRONTIER AND WESTERN
SOUTHERN TIER.

* TIMING…MIDDAY THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER TO MID 90S.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…100 TO 104.

NIAGARA-ORLEANS-MONROE-WAYNE-NORTHERN CAYUGA-OSWEGO-LIVINGSTON-
ONTARIO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NIAGARA FALLS…MEDINA…ROCHESTER…
NEWARK…FAIR HAVEN…OSWEGO…GENESEO…CANANDAIGUA
305 AM EDT THU JUL 21 2011

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
7 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
7 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS…PORTIONS OF THE NIAGARA FRONTIER…GENESEE
VALLEY… FINGER LAKES AND CENTRAL NEW YORK.

* TIMING…MIDDAY THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES…RANGING FROM THE MID 90S TO AROUND 100.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…105 TO 110.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 IN 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.

Listen to 96.1 JOY FM and check here for more advisories and Stay Cool Buffalo!

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