Friday, July 23, 2010
Heat Advisory Friday Afternoon
A Heat Advisory is in effect from Noon through 7 p.m. for all of our region (including Fauquier County, even though the shading is missing above) as a result of the dangerous combination of high heat and humidity. High temperatures will be in the upper-90's and low-100's this afternoon, with heat index values ranging 105-109 degrees for several hours. Minimize outdoor exposure and activity as much as possible, and drink more water than you usually would. For an average adult, that would up your daily water intake from two liters to three liters. For a child, that's about two liters of water needed on a really hot day. For information on heat-related illnesses, visit the Red Cross.