Active Advisories:    Heat Advisory
  • Currently

    Reported at Hilton Head Automatic Weather Observing / Reporting System, SC
    7:50 AM EST THU AUG 17 2017
  • 86°F30°C
  • Clear
    Clear
  • Feels Like:99°F37°CDew Point:79°F26°CHumidity:79% Winds:SSW 6 mph 10 kph
    Pressure:30.06 in1018 hPaVisibility:10.00 miles16090.00 meters

Heat Advisory

WWUS72 KCHS 170709
NPWCHS

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Charleston SC
309 AM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017

GAZ101-116>119-137>141-SCZ043>045-047>052-171515-
/O.NEW.KCHS.HT.Y.0002.170817T1600Z-170817T2300Z/
Effingham-Inland Bryan-Coastal Bryan-Inland Chatham-
Coastal Chatham-Long-Inland Liberty-Coastal Liberty-
Inland McIntosh-Coastal McIntosh-Inland Colleton-Dorchester-
Inland Berkeley-Inland Jasper-Beaufort-Coastal Colleton-
Charleston-Coastal Jasper-Tidal Berkeley-
Including the cities of Rincon, Springfield, Pembroke, 
Richmond Hill, Garden City, Pooler, Savannah, Wilmington Island, 
Tybee Island, Ludowici, Hinesville, Fort Stewart, Townsend, 
Darien, Walterboro, Saint George, Summerville, Goose Creek, 
Moncks Corner, Ridgeland, Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, 
Edisto Beach, Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, 
and Daniel Island
309 AM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 7 PM EDT this
evening.

* LOCATIONS...Coastal counties of Southeast South Carolina and 
Southeast Georgia, including the Savannah and Charleston Metro 
areas.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Near 110 degrees.

* IMPACTS...High temperatures and humidity could lead to heat 
illnesses if proper precautions are not taken.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 susceptible to the heat such as young children and
the elderly. Never leave children and pets in a vehicle,
especially with the windows rolled up since temperatures can be
much higher inside the 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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