NOTTINGHAM, MD – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Nottingham area.
The Heat Advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17th.
Heat index values will be at around 105 degrees with temperatures in the
mid-90s and dewpoints in the low-to-mid-70s.
The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures is
expected. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
Residents should take extra precautions when working or spending time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight 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. In the event of heat stroke, call 911.