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Posted on: August 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Heat advisory issued for Saturday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., with a heat index of 105 expected


Aug. 12, 2016 - The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a heat advisory for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-90s, with a maximum heat index of 105, according to Hampton's Emergency Management Office.

The heat index is a measure of how hot it really feels with relative humidity is considered along with the air temperature. 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.

Residents are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned rooms, stay in the shade if possible when you're outside, and to 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.

Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation. For more information from the Weather Service on coping with the heat, visit

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