Weather Alerts for NIAGARA

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning
NIAGARA

Areas Affected:
Livingston - Monroe - Niagara - Northern Cayuga - Ontario - Orleans - Wayne
Effective: Sat, 7/20 3:47am Updated: Sat, 7/20 10:10am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 7/20 6:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
* LOCATIONS...Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Northern Cayuga,
Livingston, and Ontario counties.
* TIMING...Through early this evening.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...As high as 105.
* IMPACTS...Heat illnesses likely for those spending prolonged
periods outdoors or in non-air conditioned locations. Prolonged
heat is most dangerous for young children and the elderly.
Vehicle interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of
minutes. Never leave children, pets or the elderly unattended in
parked vehicles.

Information:
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...
and check up on relatives and neighbors.
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.

MEANINGS OF NOAA WEATHER INFO RELEASES:

A statement generally provides additional or follow up information to an existing weather condition.

An advisory is for less serious conditions that cause significant inconvenience and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.

A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, locations, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide advance notice of possible inclement weather.

A warning is used for conditions posing an immediate threat to life or property. Depending on the type of warning, you should take immediate, appropriate action.

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