Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory

By Daniela Deane
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, August 4, 2005; 3:12 PM

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the Washington area from noon until 8 p.m. today.

High temperatures in the mid 90s combined with high humidity levels will push heat index values to around 100 degrees this afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service said.

"It is best to seek an air conditioned environment during the hottest part of the day," the advisory said. "If that is not possible, drink plenty of fluids and stay out of the sun. Be sure to check on elderly relatives and neighbors."

The advisory warned people not to keep children or pets in cars with windows rolled up, even partially. "Temperatures inside a car with windows up can reach over 150 degrees quickly, resulting in heat stroke and death," the advisory said.

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