Weather Alerts for NORTHERN ERIE

Issued by the National Weather Service

Heat Advisory  HEAT ADVISORY   Heat Advisory
NORTHERN ERIE

Areas Affected:
Allegany - Cattaraugus - Chautauqua - Genesee - Northern Erie - Southern Erie - Wyoming
Effective: Sat, 7/20 3:47am Updated: Sat, 7/20 9:20am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 7/20 6:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
* LOCATIONS...Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus,
and Allegany counties. Highest Heat Index values across lower
elevations inland from Lake Erie.
* TIMING...Through early this evening.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...As high as 100.
* IMPACTS...Prolonged exposure or any strenuous activity may lead
to heat related illnesses that require immediate medical
attention. Vehicle interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a
matter of minutes. Never leave children, pets or the elderly
unattended in parked vehicles.

Information:
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned
room...stay out of the sun...and check in 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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