Heat Advisory Issued for RI—Heat Index Values Up to 96 Expected

Sunday, July 12, 2020

 

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The National Weather Service issued a heat warning for inland Rhode Island on Sunday.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory on Sunday for parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 

According to NWS, heat index values up to 96 are expected.

NWS is urging people to take extra precautions. 

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Heat Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
334 AM EDT Sun Jul 12 2020

MAZ005>007-013>019-RIZ001>005-121545-
/O.NEW.KBOX.HT.Y.0001.200712T1500Z-200712T2200Z/
Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-
Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA-Suffolk MA-
Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-
Eastern Plymouth MA-Northwest Providence RI-
Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI-
Bristol RI-
Including the cities of Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester,
Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston, Quincy, Taunton,
Brockton, Plymouth, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry,
West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick,
and Bristol
334 AM EDT Sun Jul 12 2020

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heat index values up to 96 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of eastern, northeastern and southeastern
  Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island.

* WHEN...From 11 AM this morning to 6 PM EDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
  illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. 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.

&&

$$

Frank

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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory on Sunday for parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 

According to NWS, heat index values up to 96 are expected.

 

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