The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for Monday, August 15, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 7 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 FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...BETWEEN 105 AND 109 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN
THE MID TO UPPER 90S...AND DEWPOINTS IN THE MID 70S.
* 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.