Important Message from the National Weather Service, Mt. Holly:
“An extended heat wave is peaking today with heat index values exceeding 110 degrees in some locations. This level of excessive heat is dangerous and potentially life threatening. There is also a risk of strong to severe thunderstorms on Saturday. More information can be found in the attached briefing package.
The Briefing package is also available at http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/briefing/packages/current_briefing.pdf
The executive summary from the briefing package is included below.
A week long heat wave is peaking today with extremely high heat and humidity levels.
Excessive heat warnings and advisories cover the region.
Heat index values today will exceed 105 in many locations and will exceed 110 degrees in some locations. These very high values pose a serious threat of heat related health problems.
Reduce your exposure to these excessive heat conditions as much as possible, and check on your friends and relatives to make sure they are staying safe during this event.
Strong thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon, and strong to severe thunderstorms are possible on Saturday. The main threat both days will be from strong damaging winds.”
Monitor the NWS website for updated information.
The Office of NJ State Climatologist at Rutgers also provides a very informative website; the site is supported in part by the NJOEM. http://climate.rutgers.edu/njwxnet
The NJOEM also asks you to be particularly mindful of older adults and friends, neighbors, and relatives with disabilities; give them a call or check on them. Thank you.