Weather Alerts for E. Essex County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Heat Advisory  HEAT ADVISORY   Heat Advisory
E. ESSEX COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Eastern Passaic - Hudson - Western Bergen - Eastern Bergen - Western Essex - Eastern Essex - Western Union - Eastern Union
Effective: Sat, 7/13 3:23pm Updated: Sat, 7/13 10:05pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 7/14 4:45am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
* WHAT...Heat index values up to 104 expected.

* WHERE...Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern
Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, and Western Union
Counties.

* WHEN...From noon Sunday to 10 PM EDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...High temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is the potential for heat indices
getting to around 105 on Tuesday. Thus, an Excessive Heat Watch is
possible in subsequent forecasts.

Information:
A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity
is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or
more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air conditioning
can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has
air conditioning. If you don't have home air conditioning, continue
to seek out cool spaces each day as long as it remains hot, and for
a few days after if your home is still hot. Check on vulnerable
friends, family members and neighbors.

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! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.