Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Northwest Suffolk (NYZ078) New York Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Heat Advisory Heat Advisory - Northwest Suffolk (New York)


Updated:07/20/2017 6:02pm
Effective:07/20/2017 6:02pm
Expires:07/21/2017 6:00pm
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Northern Nassau; Northwest Suffolk; Southern Nassau; Southwest Suffolk
 
Instructions: 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.

Message summary: ...hot and humid weather continues today...
...heat advisory remains in effect until 6 pm edt friday...
* heat index values...in the upper 90s due to temperatures in the mid 80s, and dewpoints in the upper 60s.
* timing...into early friday evening. The highest heat index values will occur mainly during the afternoon.
* impacts...the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can not stay cool.
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Air Quality Alert Air Quality Alert - Northwest Suffolk (New York)


Updated:07/20/2017 3:37am
Effective:07/20/2017 3:37am
Expires:07/20/2017 11:00pm
Severity:Unknown
Urgency:Unknown
Certainty:Unknown
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Bronx; Kings (Brooklyn); New York (Manhattan); Northeast Suffolk; Northern Nassau; Northern Queens; Northern Westchester; Northwest Suffolk; Richmond (Staten Is.); Rockland; Southeast Suffolk; Southern Nassau; Southern Queens; Southern Westchester; Southwest Suffolk
 
Message summary: ...air quality alert in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 pm edt this evening...
The new york state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties...
Suffolk...nassau...richmond...kings...queens...new york...bronx...
Westchester...rockland. 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. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so new york residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1-800-535-1345.
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