Heat Advisory and Excessive Heat Watch for DC area, Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13

CampusAdvisories
August 12, 2016

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

  • Heat Advisory for today, August 12, 2016, from noon to 8:00 p.m.
  • Excessive Heat Watch for Saturday, August 13, 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:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT
FRIDAY. AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS
EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING. THE HEAT ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...105 TO 109 DEGREES FRIDAY AND POSSIBLY
GREATER THAN 109 SATURDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...MID TO UPPER 90S FRIDAY AND AROUND 100 DEGREES
SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...RISK OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS FOR THOSE WITHOUT AIR-
CONDITIONING OR THOSE OUTDOORS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD. ON
SATURDAY...RISK OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS FOR THOSE WITHOUT AIR-
CONDITIONING OR THOSE OUTDOORS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HIGH TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE.

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.

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.