909  
WWUS71 KRNK 221424  
NPWRNK  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
1024 AM EDT SAT JUL 22 2017  
   
..VERY HOT AND HUMID TODAY IN THE PIEDMONT
 
 
.HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE REGION WILL MAINTAIN A HOT AND HUMID  
AIR MASS TODAY. THE COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO  
UPPER 90S AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105  
DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
NCZ005-006-VAZ044>047-058-059-222300-  
/O.CON.KRNK.HT.Y.0001.170722T1500Z-170722T2300Z/  
ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-  
HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF EDEN, YANCEYVILLE, DANVILLE, LYNCHBURG,  
APPOMATTOX, SOUTH BOSTON, AND KEYSVILLE  
1024 AM EDT SAT JUL 22 2017  
   
..HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING
 
 
* LOCATIONS...VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT.  
 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 105 DEGREES DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE  
LOWER 90S AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S.  
 
* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
* IMPACTS...THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT STRESS DURING  
OUTDOOR EXERTION AND PERHAPS LEAD TO HEAT ILLNESSES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS HIGH HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO COMBINE  
WITH HOT TEMPERATURES TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 105 DEGREES OR  
GREATER. THIS COMBINATION WILL INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF HEAT  
ILLNESSES. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED  
ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN, CHECK ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS, AND  
PROVIDE SHADE AND FRESH WATER FOR OUTDOOR ANIMALS.  
 
CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES.  
CAR INTERIORS WILL REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF  
MINUTES GIVEN THE OUTDOOR CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY. USE THE AIR  
CONDITIONER, OPEN THE DOORS, OR ROLL DOWN THE WINDOWS IF YOU ARE  
LEFT INSIDE A VEHICLE.  
 

 
 

 
 
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