Heat Advisory Tuesday and Wednesday, Air Quality Alert

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Heat Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA

251 AM EDT Mon Aug 27 2018

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 9 PM EDT WEDNESDAY…

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM Tuesday to 9 PM EDT Wednesday.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…95 to 100 degrees.

* TIMING…Tuesday and Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Heat related illness is possible.

* LOCATION…Most of southern New England.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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.

Air Quality Alert

…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM EDT TUESDAY…

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level Ozone, in effect from 11 AM to 11 PM EDT Tuesday.

An Air Quality Action day means that Ground Level Ozone concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For additional information, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection website.



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