Excessive Heat Warning in Southeastern PA

This alert expired on July 8, 2016 at 6:00:00 PM EDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Delaware; Eastern Chester; Eastern Montgomery; Lower Bucks; Philadelphia

Posted July 8, 2016 at 3:31:00 AM EDT

Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until 6 PM EDT This Evening.

  • Temperatures: highs near 95 degrees this afternoon.
  • Heat Index values: around 100 degrees for a time this afternoon, however some showers and thunderstorms by late afternoon should provide some local cooling relief.
  • Impacts: hot and humid conditions will increase the risk for heat related health issues, especially for the elderly, those with chronic health problems such as lung and heart disease, those working outdoors, and other heat sensitive groups of people. The hot conditions are enhanced in urbanized centers, such as Center City Philadelphia, due to numerous buildings, concrete and pavement.

Recommended actions

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule Strenuous activities to the early morning or late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.

To Reduce Risk during outdoor work the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in a shaded or air conditioned environment. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool location. Heat Stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a hazardous situation in which heat related illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an Air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on elderly relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle under any circumstance. This is especially true during hot weather when a Car`s Interior can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Keep pets in a cool environment and provide them with plenty of water.

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