Sunday, August 5, 2018

High Heat Advisory

It is going to be a scorcher on Monday and Tuesday. We are only planning on morning activities here, even when boating. Here is what the weather service has to say about where we are going boating, and I know that it will be even warmer for us in Bowdoin:

Heat Advisory for Coastal Cumberland County, Maine

From 12:00pm EDT, Mon Aug 6 until 7:00pm EDT, Tue Aug 7

Action Recommended: Execute a pre-planned activity identified in the instructions

Issued by: Portland - ME, US, National Weather Service,

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 7 PM EDT TUESDAY... * Heat Index Values...Up to 101 due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, and dewpoints in the upper 60s. * Timing...Monday and Tuesday. * Impacts...The combination of heat and humidity will make it more difficult for the body to naturally cool itself, increasing the risk of heat stress and related conditions. 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, especially older adults who live alone, to make sure they are able to stay cool. People who work or exercise outside or in hot environments, and children attending summer camps or outdoor sports practices should take extra precautions. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 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 9 1 1  

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