Excessive Heat in DC area for Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14

CampusAdvisories
August 13, 2016

The National Weather Service has issued two heat related advisories for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area:

  • Excessive Heat Warning for Saturday, August 13, 2016
  • Excessive Heat Watch for Sunday, August 14, 2016

Monitor local media for continued weather updates.

Check Campus Advisories (https://campusadvisories.gwu.edu) for addition information including "heat emergencies", "air quality alert codes" and helpful tips. Weather widgets on Campus Advisories website also displays current temperature and weather alerts.

From the National Weather Service:

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING
TO 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...110 TO 115 DEGREES.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 100 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...HIGH RISK OF HEAT STROKE OR OTHER HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS
  FOR THOSE WITHOUT AIR-CONDITIONING OR THOSE OUTDOORS FOR ANY
  EXTENDED PERIOD.

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.

NEVER LEAVE A PET OR CHILD IN A PARKED CAR. INTERIOR TEMPERATURES
WILL RAPIDLY EXCEED 130 DEGREES.

ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED
LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY - CALL 911.

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
DANGEROUSLY HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF
EXTREME TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS
SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE EXPECTED. CHECK IN ON
RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
DANGEROUSLY HIGH TEMPERATURES IS POSSIBLE. PREPARE FOR EXTREME
TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WHICH WOULD CREATE A SITUATION IN
WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE EXPECTED.