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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Eastern Hanover (VAZ512) Virginia Issued by the National Weather Service


Excessive Heat Warning Excessive Heat Warning - Eastern Hanover (Virginia)

Updated:Sat 20-Jul-19 09:10pm EDT
Effective:Sat 20-Jul-19 09:10pm EDT
Expires:Sun 21-Jul-19 11:00pm EDT

Areas affected: Accomack; Brunswick; Caroline; Dinwiddie; Eastern Chesterfield (Including Col. Heights); Eastern Essex; Eastern Hanover; Eastern Henrico; Lancaster; Northampton; Northumberland; Richmond; Western Chesterfield; Western Essex; Western Hanover; Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond); Western King William; Western King and Queen; Westmoreland
Instructions: 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 9 1 1. 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. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Message summary: ...The heat wave continues through Sunday...
* AREAS AFFECTED: Central Virginia and the Virginia northern neck...along with the Maryland and Virginia lower eastern shore.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES: Between 110 and 115 degrees Sunday afternoon. Heat indices in urban areas will only fall into the mid to upper 80s overnight into early Sunday morning.
* TIMING: Through Sunday evening.
* IMPACTS: Prolonged exposure or any strenuous activity may lead to heat related illnesses that require immediate medical attention.
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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone VAZ512