Excessive Heat Warning for DC area, Sunday, August 14, 2016 until 8 p.m.

CampusAdvisories
August 14, 2016

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for today, August 14, 2016 from noon to 8:00 p.m. 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 REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...AROUND 110.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S.

* 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...

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

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.

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 911.