What Does an “Excessive Heat Warning” Mean

(Undated) – As of yesterday afternoon the entire WTYE listening area in under an “Excessive Heat Warning,” but what does that mean. According to the National Weather Service, 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 in which heat illnesses are likely. You are reminded to drink plenty of water, wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or evening hours. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heatstroke is an emergency, call 911.