Summer Heat and Humidity Information

Summer Heat and Humidity Information
June 18, 2018

Summer months in Washington, D.C., tend to include periods of high temperatures and high humidity.  Visit the sites below for additional information on such topics as "heat emergencies," "air quality alert codes," and helpful tips.

A real-time weather "widget" displays weather information for the Foggy Bottom/Mount Vernon and Virginia Science and Technology campuses. If there is a weather alert, the link "Severe Weather Alert" will appear in within the box that provides more specific details about the alert.

DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMA)
Visit HSEMA's "Extreme Weather - Heat" site for details on Heat Emergencies and Helpful Tips.
http://hsema.dc.gov/page/extreme-heat

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG)
MWCOG's "Air Quality" site provides information on the region's air quality and on air quality alert codes.  It is common to hear air quality forecasts and alerts issued during the summer.
http://www.mwcog.org/environment/air/forecast/

American Red Cross (ARC)
Useful information on heat-related situations and ways to prepare and respond to them.
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/heat-wave

Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA)
Educational resources from OSHA provides workers and employers information about heat illnesses and how to prevent them.
http://www.osha.gov/heat/index.html

National Weather Service - Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office
http://www.weather.gov/lwx/