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Posted on: July 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Excessive Heat Watch

The First Dangerous Heat Wave of the Summer is Expected This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the entire state for Saturday afternoon.  This impending heat wave is forecast to be accompanied by a very moist air mass which may push the heat index to near 110 F on Saturday afternoon and between 100 - 105 F on Friday and Sunday afternoons.  The attached graph shows the forecast high temperatures and heat index temperatures for this weekend.  Also shown on the graph is the full sun temperature which can be as much as 15 degrees hotter than the temperature in the shade.  

Persons working or conducting activities outside this weekend should use extreme caution in these conditions, including first responders.  The very young and elderly are the most susceptible to heat stroke as well as pets. Please check in on elderly family, friends and neighbors.

If you do not have access to a cool-temperature location, find a cooling center at: 

Or visit Clinton Town Hall this Friday, from 8AM-12PM and this Sunday from 1PM - 4:15PM.

The Henry Carter Hull Library this Friday from 9AM-5PM and Saturday from 10AM-4PM. Closed on Sunday.


  • Drink plenty of water;
  • Stay out of the sun;
  • Stay in an air conditioned room;
  • Avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol and large amounts of sugar;
  • Wear clothing that is loose-fitting, light colored and breathable, such as cotton;
  • Dress infants and children in cool, loose clothing, and shade their heads and faces with hats or an umbrella;
  • Limit sun exposure during midday hours and in places of potential severe exposure, such as beaches;
  • Wear sunscreen;
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully;
  • Do not leave infants, children or pets in a parked car;
  • Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area;
  • Limit or reschedule outdoor activities;
  • Know the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion and call 911 if in an emergency;
  • Review the Heat Wave Safety Checklist here.  

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to closely monitor this approaching heat wave. 

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