Excessive Heat Warning in Southeastern PA

This alert expired on July 25, 2016 at 6:00:00 PM EDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Delaware; Eastern Chester; Eastern Montgomery; Lower Bucks; Philadelphia

Posted July 25, 2016 at 4:52:00 PM EDT

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

  • Temperatures: in the mid 90s.
  • Heat Index values: up to 107 Due to temperatures in the mid 90s, and Dewpoints in the mid 70s.
  • Impacts: The multiple day Excessive Heat will create hazardous conditions. The potential for heat related health issues will be high. Especially for the elderly and for those already in poor health.
  • The multiple days of excessive heat will greatly affect those who are attending outdoor activities. Especially events with large groups of people that are gathering in the direct sun. Visitors not acclimated to the heat in our region this summer have a greater risk of being affected.

Recommended 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 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.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. During warm or hot weather Car Interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. 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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