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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A HEAT ADVISORY AND AN AIR QUALITY ALERT !

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August 7,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the Nation Weather Service issues a HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT WEDNESDAY…

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…95 to 100.

* TIMING…In the afternoon and into the early evening through Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees
for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

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! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day for the following counties…

Bergen…Essex…Union…Hudson.

This is in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.

For additional information…please visit the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Web site at…
http://www.njaqinow.net

 

One thought on “NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A HEAT ADVISORY AND AN AIR QUALITY ALERT !

  1. We all hope the village officials are watching their workers so no one passes out.

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