439  
WWUS71 KRLX 201817  
NPWRLX  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV  
217 PM EDT TUE AUG 20 2019  
 
KYZ101>103-105-OHZ086-087-WVZ005>008-013>016-202200-  
/O.NEW.KRLX.HT.Y.0003.190820T2000Z-190820T2200Z/  
GREENUP-CARTER-BOYD-LAWRENCE KY-GALLIA-LAWRENCE OH-WAYNE-CABELL-  
MASON-JACKSON WV-LINCOLN-PUTNAM-KANAWHA-ROANE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FLATWOODS, GREENUP, GRAYSON, OLIVE HILL,  
ASHLAND, LOUISA, GALLIPOLIS, IRONTON, SOUTH POINT, KENOVA,  
CEREDO, WAYNE, HUNTINGTON, POINT PLEASANT, NEW HAVEN, RAVENSWOOD,  
RIPLEY, HARTS, ALUM CREEK, HAMLIN, TEAYS VALLEY, HURRICANE,  
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CHARLESTON, SAINT ALBANS, AND SPENCER  
217 PM EDT TUE AUG 20 2019  
   
..HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A HEAT  
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING.  
 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 104 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE MID  
90S, AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S.  
 
* TIMING...2 PM THROUGH 6 PM THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
* IMPACTS...THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT STRESS DURING  
OUTDOOR EXERTION OR EXTENDED EXPOSURE.  
 
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 SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES 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...CALL 9 1 1.  
 

 
 

 
 
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