726  
WWUS72 KCAE 241620  
NPWCAE  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
1220 PM EDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
..HEAT ADVISORY
 
 
.A PRESSURE RIDGE TO OUR SOUTH WILL DIRECT A HOT WESTERLY FLOW  
INTO THE AREA TODAY.  
 
GAZ063>065-077-SCZ016-022-025-027>031-035>038-041-250000-  
/O.CON.KCAE.HT.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-180625T0000Z/  
MCDUFFIE-COLUMBIA-RICHMOND-BURKE-CHESTERFIELD-KERSHAW-EDGEFIELD-  
LEXINGTON-RICHLAND-LEE-AIKEN-SUMTER-BARNWELL-ORANGEBURG-CALHOUN-  
CLARENDON-BAMBERG-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF THOMSON, MARTINEZ, EVANS, AUGUSTA,  
HEPHZIBAH, WAYNESBORO, CHERAW, PAGELAND, CAMDEN, LUGOFF,  
EDGEFIELD, JOHNSTON, SEVEN OAKS, WEST COLUMBIA, CAYCE, LEXINGTON,  
RED BANK, OAK GROVE, COLUMBIA, BISHOPVILLE, AIKEN, NORTH AUGUSTA,  
SUMTER, BARNWELL, WILLISTON, BLACKVILLE, ORANGEBURG, BROOKDALE,  
ST. MATTHEWS, MANNING, SUMMERTON, BAMBERG, AND DENMARK  
1220 PM EDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
..HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
 
 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 109 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE MID  
90S, AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S.  
 
* TIMING...THE WORST CONDITIONS WILL BE FROM NOON TO 6 PM.  
 
* IMPACTS...THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT STRESS DURING  
OUTDOOR EXERTION OR EXTENDED EXPOSURE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THE COMBINATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITIES WILL CREATE A  
SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF  
FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, AND  
CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.  
 
IF YOU MUST BE OUTDOORS, DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, WEAR LIGHT  
WEIGHT CLOTHING AND STAY OUT OF DIRECT SUNSHINE. IN ADDITION,  
KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT ILLNESSES AND BE SURE TO CHECK ON THOSE  
WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO THE HEAT SUCH AS YOUNG CHILDREN AND  
THE ELDERLY. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN A VEHICLE.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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