Urgent Heat Advisory Issued As 100+ Temps Expected Around Charlotte Region

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This week we may break several temperature records as a major heat wave sweeps through our region, with triple digit temperatures and potential heat indexes of over 110 degrees.

The National Weather Service has now issued the following urgent warning for the Charlotte region:

Gaston-Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union NC-York-Chester-
Including the cities of Gastonia, Charlotte, Concord, Kannapolis,
Monroe, Trinity, Indian Trail, Weddington, Catawba, Rock Hill,
Chester, Cornwell, and Great Falls
331 AM EDT Mon Jun 13 2022

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...For the Heat Advisory, heat index values up to 105
  expected. For the Excessive Heat Watch, dangerously hot
  conditions with heat index values up to 110 possible.

* WHERE...In North Carolina, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and
  Union NC Counties. In South Carolina, York and Chester
  Counties.

* WHEN...For the Heat Advisory, from noon today to 8 PM EDT this
  evening. For the Excessive Heat Watch, from Tuesday afternoon
  through Tuesday evening.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat and humidity will significantly
  increase the potential for heat related illnesses,
  particularly for those working or participating in outdoor
  activities.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this
situation. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-
conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives
and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

 

The hottest temperatures will be seen around South Charlotte, Mount Holly, and parts of York County:

The elderly, young children, and anyone who suffers from any respiratory conditions, or heart or lung disease should limit their time outside today.

If you’re planning on spending an extended amount of time outside this weekend, make sure you wear breathable clothes and consider getting a small fan, personal air conditioner, or evaporative cooling towel.

Stay safe out there!

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