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Excessive Heat Watch

Status

Event Extended (Time) Expired

Start Time

Fri 07/19/2019 12:00 PM EDT

End Time

Sat 07/20/2019 10:00 PM EDT

Significance

Watch

Impacts

Moderate impact

Full Alert Message

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service New York NY 336 AM EDT Thu Jul 18 2019 NYZ072>075-176-178-182100- /O.EXT.KOKX.EH.A.0001.190719T1600Z-190721T0200Z/ New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)- Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens- 336 AM EDT Thu Jul 18 2019 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 111 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s. * TIMING...12 pm Friday through 10 pm Saturday for Excessive Heat Watch. * IMPACTS...Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The excessive heat may quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... An Excessive Heat Watch means that the combination of heat and humidity could create a dangerous 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. Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoors. Use air conditioning to stay cool at home, or go to a place that has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors. To find a NYC cooling center, call 3 1 1 or visit http://nyc.gov/oem. 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! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1. &&