Map of Excessive Heat Watch

Overview

The combination of temperatures in the upper 90s along with dew points in the mid-70s will result in heat index values of 108 to 113 degrees each afternoon and evening this weekend. Heat index values of 80 to 90 can be expected to linger much of the night.

Locations

Eastern Piedmont, Sandhills, and Coastal Plain of central North Carolina.

Impacts

Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken. Consecutive days of dangerous heat indices have a cumulative affect on the body, significantly increasing the potential for heat related illnesses. Take extra precautions and limit any outside work or activities. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible, and drink plenty of water!

For emergency air conditioner repairs on campus call UNC Facilities Services Customer Service line at 919-962-3456. Sometimes periods of high temperatures can cause temporary power outages due to the increased demand on the electrical power supply infrastructure placed by more people running their air conditioning for extended periods. For any power outages on campus, contact UNC Police Dispatch at 919-962-8100.

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures is possible. Prepare for extreme temperatures and high humidity which could result in heat illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives, neighbors, and pets frequently.

More information on heat-related threats is available from the National Weather Service.

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