Gloucester Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 3:13 PM EDT Jul. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT
Friday...

* temperatures... high temperatures are forecast to be in the
middle 90s for the remainder of this afternoon and again on
Friday. There will not be much relief overnight with
temperatures mostly falling back into the 70s, but remaining
near 80 in highly urbanized areas.

* Heat index values... generally from 98 to 105 degrees during the
afternoon hours today and on Friday.

* Impacts... the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or
the late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion
and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and
be sure to drink plenty of water.

To reduce your risk during outdoor work the occupational safety
and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in a shaded or air conditioned environment. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool shaded location. Heat
stroke is an emergency... call 9 1 1.

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of very
hot temperatures and high humidity will occur. The combination
will create a dangerous situation in which heat related health
problems may develop. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air
conditioned environment, stay out of the sun and be sure to check
on elderly relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in a
vehicle under any circumstance. This is especially true during
hot weather when a car's interior can reach lethal temperatures
in a matter of minutes.





Air Quality Alert
Issued: 3:45 PM EDT Jul. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Air quality alert is in effect for Friday July 21...

The New Jersey department of environmental protection has issued
a code Orange air quality alert Friday for Gloucester County.

A code Orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children... people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases... and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
particles... visit www.Airnow.Gov.



345 PM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

... Air quality alert is in effect for Friday July 21...

The New Jersey department of environmental protection has issued
a code Orange air quality alert Friday for Gloucester County.

A code Orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children... people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases... and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
particles... visit www.Airnow.Gov.



345 PM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017

... Air quality alert is in effect for Thursday July 20...

The New Jersey department of environmental protection has issued
a code Orange air quality alert Thursday for Gloucester County.

A code Orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children... people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases... and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
particles... visit www.Airnow.Gov.



345 PM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017

... Air quality alert is in effect for Thursday July 20...

The New Jersey department of environmental protection has issued
a code Orange air quality alert Thursday for Gloucester County.

A code Orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children... people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases... and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
particles... visit www.Airnow.Gov.