RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - We are squarely in the typical hottest time of year. From July 1 to July 21, Richmond’s average high is 90°, so when temperatures go just a few degrees above that, it gets uncomfortable quickly.
A Heat Advisory is in effect again on Monday as high temperatures approach 100° with a heat index above 105°. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for eastern Virginia near the Chesapeake Bay where the humidity levels will be higher, leading to a Heat Index approaching or exceeding 110 degrees.
This chart from the National Weather Service explains Heat Index. This is “what it feels like” when you factor the humidity into the temperature. To use the chart just follow the temperature readings on the top and match it with the humidity value along the side and that gives you the heat index value.
The National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA have these reminders as we head into these next few days.
With high heat, the soil can dry out quickly. Don’t forget about your pets! We are monitoring a growing drought concern here. Click here for our blog.
Stay safe, stay hydrated and stay cool!
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