Morris County has been placed under an Excessive Heat Warning beginning Friday, July 19th a 12:00 PM through Sunday, July 21st at 10:00 PM.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...101 to 106 this afternoon, and 105 to 110
  on Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. Values will be a bit
  lower in the elevated terrain of the Poconos and far northern
  New Jersey.

* TEMPERATURES...Maximum readings in the lower and middle 90s
  this afternoon, and in the middle and upper 90s on Saturday
  afternoon and Sunday afternoon. Overnight lows will range mainly
  in the middle and upper 70s.

* TIMING...The most dangerous of the heat and humidity will occur
  from mid afternoon into the early evening each day.

* IMPACTS...The excessive heat and humidity may cause heat stress
  or heat stroke. The most susceptible individuals are the
  elderly and those with pre-existing health issues.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or
the late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion
and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing.
Drink plenty of water.

To reduce your risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety
and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in a shaded or air conditioned environment. Anyone overcome
by heat should be moved to a cool shaded location. Heat stroke is
an emergency, call 9 1 1.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will create a DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Stay in an air-conditioned environment, stay out of the sun, and
check on elderly relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in a
vehicle under any circumstance. This is especially true during hot
weather when a car`s interior can reach lethal temperatures in a
matter of minutes.

Be sure to:

  • Check on elderly relatives and neighbors.
  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. If possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or late evening hours.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.
  • To reduce your risk while working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in a shaded or air conditioned environment.

Anyone overcome by the heat should be moved to a cool shaded location.

Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.

Additional information from the National Weather Service regarding the heat advisory can be found by clicking HERE.

Stay cool and Be safe!