Statement as of 3:22 AM EDT on August 19, 2017
Expires 6:00 PM EDT on August 19, 2017
... Heat advisory in effect from 11 am this morning to 6 PM EDT
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 6 PM EDT
* Heat index values... up to 107 due to temperatures in the upper
80s, and dewpoints in the upper 70s.
* Timing... late morning through late afternoon.
* Impacts... high heat and humidity will increase the risk for
heat exhaustion and even heat stroke if precautionary measures
are not taken.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. To
reduce the risk of heat illness during outdoor work, the
occupational safety and health administration recommends
scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned