Friday 06 Dec 2019


Oppressive Heat Continues To Bake Wayne County

The sweltering heat will continue today in the local area. The National Weather Service has once again issued a Heat Advisory for areas of North Carolina including Wayne County.  The Heat Advisory is in effect from noon until 7 PM this evening.  With temperatures approaching the upper 90s, heat index values will approach 105 degrees this afternoon.

Take extra precautions if you must work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. 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 emergency – call 911.

A similar Heat Advisory has already been Issued for this Friday, and the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Saturday through Sunday.

From the National Weather Service

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