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Excessive Heat Warning Dangers

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Key Takeaways

  • Excessive heat warnings are issued when temperatures are expected to exceed 105°F.

  • The heat index is used to measure the severity of these warnings.

  • When humidity is factored into the equation, things can become even more perilous.

  • The dangers of these high temperatures include dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

  • Thankfully, there are many ways to stay cool and keep your family safe.

What is an Excessive Heat Warning?

If your local weather news issues an excessive heat warning this summer, don’t take it lightly. They’re used to alert people to dangerously high temperatures that could have a negative impact on their health.

An excessive heat warning is issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) when these conditions are expected to take place within the next 24 to 48 hours.


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