Heat index expected to tip 100 degrees.
The Montgomery County Commissioners have declared a "Code Red" hot weather warning for Tuesday, as county health officials expect an oppressively hot air mass to generate a heat index of 100 degrees or greater in the region. The alert in scheduled to be in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, unless extended by the commissioners. Temperatures are expected to reach 88 degrees by 11 a.m., and hit the mid-90s by mid-afternoon, a Weather.com forecast shows. According to a release issued by the county, heat conditions have been associated with excess mortality, heat-related stress and exhaustion. Very young children, elderly adults, and people with chronic medical conditions or taking certain medications are most at risk. Residents are urged …
The Montco Commissioners issue a hot weather warning lasting through 8 p.m. today; the National Weather Service issues excessive heat warning through Sunday night
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Friday, June 29, 2012
The Montgomery County Commissioners earlier today issued a hot weather warning, or “Code Red” for the county based on the recommendations from the health department and forecasts from the National Weather Service. The warning lasts through 8 p.m. today. A hot weather health warning is issued when the heat index has the possibility of hitting 100 degrees, according to the Montgomery County Commissioners’ press release. In addition, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Sunday at 8 p.m. According to the warning, heat index values will reach 105 degrees today, with an actua high near 100 degrees; temperatures will hit the upper 90s on Saturday and Sunday. Those at risk are the elderly, very young children…