Southern Nassau Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 10:30 PM EDT Aug. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 6 PM EDT Friday...

* heat index values... mid to upper 90s.

* Timing... Thursday and Friday afternoon.

* Impacts... extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-
risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity
may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended
exposure.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and
humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees
for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any
length of time.

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. Heat stroke
is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.




Air Quality Alert
Issued: 3:35 PM EDT Aug. 15, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday...

The New York state department of environmental conservation has
issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties...

Nassau and Suffolk

In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday.

Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than
an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level
ozone . The air quality index, or aqi, was created as an easy way to
correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher
the aqi value, the greater the health concern.

When pollution levels are elevated, the New York state department of
health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous
outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health
effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of
elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with
preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease.
Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal
physician.

For additional information, please visit the New York state department of
environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call
the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345.



335 PM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

... Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday...

The New York state department of environmental conservation has
issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties...

Nassau and Suffolk

In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday.

Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than
an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level
ozone . The air quality index, or aqi, was created as an easy way to
correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher
the aqi value, the greater the health concern.

When pollution levels are elevated, the New York state department of
health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous
outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health
effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of
elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with
preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease.
Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal
physician.

For additional information, please visit the New York state department of
environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call
the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345.