Heat Advisory for DC area, Thursday, August 11, 2016 until 8 p.m.

Heat Advisory for DC area, Thursday, August 11, 2016 until 8 p.m.
August 11, 2016

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for today, August 11, 2016 until 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:

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING... HEAT INDEX VALUES,.. AROUND 105 DEGREES. TEMPERATURES... HIGHS IN THE MIDDLE 90S. IMPACTS... RISK OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS FOR THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING OR THOSE OUTDOORS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD.

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.