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NWS: Monday Temps Will Feel Like 100 Degrees Plus

by Karen Goff July 20, 2015 at 9:30 am 16 Comments

Summer Sun/Credit: Lee via FlickrThe National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the entire D.C. Metro area from noon to 8 p.m. Monday as temperatures will climb into the high 90s.

With the heat index, it will feel like 109, meteorologists said.

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

From the NWS:

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…UP TO 109 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOW TO MID 70S

* IMPACTS…RISK OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS FOR THOSE WITHOUT AIR- CONDITIONING OR THOSE OUTDOORS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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 – CALL 9 1 1.

Photo: Summer sun/Credit: Lee via Flickr

  • Emmanuel Goldstein

    I would advise local residents to find an establishment that provides plenty of fluids and air-conditioning. Perhaps, hooters? Oh wait, Reston does not have a Hooters. This is quite unfortunate.

    #HootersForReston

    • TrollHunter

      I would advise local residents to seek the shadow under a nice bridge. Be careful though, you are likely to encounter one of the trolls which frequently comment on this news blog. Be especially careful if you are not anglo-saxon, you’re likely to be requested to “Zeigen Sie mir Ihre Papiere” by them.

      • Emmanuel Goldstein

        I don’t believe the residents of Hunter’s Woods understand German Mr. Hunter. However, it would be nice if ICE officials and the federal government would do a better job protecting our borders.

        That poor woman in San Francisco had an untimely death at the hands of a man whom had no right to be in this great country.

        • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

          I’m sure that is somehow racist………

      • Steve McCroskey

        Freiheit ist nicht immer kostenlos.

      • Rex Kramer

        Should be able to find plenty of customers for Heroin under there.

  • Aquaman

    Today is a good day to run from your knife wielding mugger in Hunters Woods, there is a good chance he will be dehydrated from wearing a hoodie in this heat.

    • Emmanuel Goldstein

      Aquaman, did you ever feel like the rest of the Justice League made fun of you behind your back? If Superman or Wonderwoman had to address a crisis in the desert, what would you do? There’s no water….

  • Ming the Merciless

    Ken Plum attributes the excessive heat to the obstructionism and crazed extremism of the Republicans in Richmond, who have consistently refused the moderate, common sense solution of doing whatever Ken Plum wants.

    • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

      Climate change is an existential threat to the universe. Libs.

  • Rex Kramer

    It should feel like any other day in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala or Nicaragua. The residents of Hunter’s Woods should feel right at home.

  • FULL TIME BOJANGLER

    I love how the local governments tell us “drink water & stay inside & use air conditioning” during heat waves. I’d never have thought of that on my own.

    • Aquaman

      the malls and libraries will be at capacity due to this heat wave, and its not b/c people like read or shop in this weather.

  • Cluster Tycoon

    [Yawn]

  • Goff Troller

    Honestly Goff, do you cringe when you write a post about a heat advisory knowing the rightwing nutbags are going to use it to spout climate change denial and anti-immigrant venom or do you cackle with glee, thinking about the extra hits your web page will get and thus increased revenue?

    • Karen Goff

      Honestly, neither, as I post stories like this in the hopes a few people might get an updated weather report. Yes, there is the “discussion” going on here, but you will see as of right now, only 100 some unique page views. That means the same six people gather to talk among themselves. Hard to sell that as increased revenue. So no cackling. No glee.

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