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Forecast: Dangerous Heat Tuesday Afternoon

by Karen Goff June 23, 2015 at 8:00 am 3 Comments

SunTuesday is forecast to be the hottest day of 2015 so far, the National Weather Service says.

A heat advisory for Reston, Northern Virginia and the DC area is in effect from 1 to 7 p.m. as afternoon temperatures may hit 99 degrees. With the heat index, it will feel like 105, so take precautions.

A heat advisory means a period of high temperatures is expected. The combination of high heat and high humidity creates a situation in which heat illnesses are possible, says the NWS.

To avoid head exhaustion and heat stroke:

  • If possible, reschedule outdoor strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothes.
  • Drink plenty of water.

Relief is in sight late in the day, when thunderstorms are expected to roll through Reston, bringing with them slightly lower temperatures for Wednesday.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Isn’t it funny (odd, not ha-ha) how trends in weather forecasting have changed? Just a decade ago, it was all the Air Quality Index. it could be hotter than sin outside, but all that mattered was the quality of the air. And, when the AQI got to a code Red level, we used to get to ride the bus for free.

    Now, it’s all about the temp. There are more people and cars in Reston, all contaminating our breathable air. Yet nobody wants to talk about the effects of over-population on our breathable air, especially if the developers are denied their profit. And, of course, there’s no more free bus ride either because, as is well-known, Subsidized Mass Transit in any form is a “Communist Plot”.

    So, me and the little Woodies, we’re going to ride the bikes to the pool today, right smack in the heat of the day. Let’s hope that we don’t expire.

    • meh

      Ken Plum is doing his part to reduce emissions, he drives a Prius.

  • Kbs

    Chuck – do you really have nothing better to do then write negative comments about every article you read? Its really kind of old…and not ha-ha…..
    It’s only a weather report.

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