The Excessive Heat Warning has expired – the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from 10pm Sunday until 7pm Monday for inland Sussex County.
Heat index values…up to 114 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s on Sunday. By Monday, heat index values of 100 to 107 are possible due to temperatures in the lower to mid 90s and dewpoints in the lower to mid 70s.
TIMING…the most dangerous of the heat and humidity will occur through early this evening, and again during the afternoon on Monday.
IMPACTS…the excessive heat may quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke.
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.
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. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
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.
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.