Temperatures are expected to tip 100 degrees this weekend.
The Montgomery County Commissioners have declared a "Code Red" hot weather warning for Saturday, as county health officials expect an oppressively hot air mass to generate a heat index of 100 degrees or greater in the region. “We urge all of our residents, especially those most at risk, to please take steps to minimize the effects of the heat," said Josh Shapiro, chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners. "It is critical that the rest of us check on the elderly and others at risk during this hot weather." The alert in scheduled to be in effect from 12 noon to 8 pm Saturday, unless extended by the commissioners. Temperatures are expected to reach 90 degrees by 11 a.m., and could reach 100 by around 1 p.m., a Weather.com forecast shows. …
The warning is in effect through this weekend.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The following information was provided by the Montgomery County Health Department: A Code Red hot weather health warning will be in effect from today until July 24, according to the Montgomery County Health Department. A Code Red is issued "in anticipation of an oppressively hot air mass with a heat index of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, or greater," states a press release. Young children, the elderly, and those with chronic medical conditions or on certain medications are especially vulnerable to the excessive heat. Friends, relatives and neighbors are encouraged to check on those who are considered "at risk" during the Code Red. Tips to "beat the heat" include wearing light-colored, loose-fitting clothes, completing outdoor work during the …