Weather Alerts for Mercer County, NJ

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected:
New Castle - Somerset - Middlesex - Western Monmouth - Mercer - Gloucester - Camden - Northwestern Burlington - Ocean - Southeastern Burlington - Delaware - Philadelphia - Eastern Chester - Eastern Montgomery - Lower Bucks
Effective: Tue, 7/16 2:51pm Updated: Tue, 7/16 2:49pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 7/17 5:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 109.

* WHERE...Portions of northern Delaware, central, northern, and
southern New Jersey, and southeast Pennsylvania.

* WHEN...Until 8 PM EDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses increase significantly during
extreme heat and high humidity events.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of
the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Do not leave young children and pets in unattended vehicles. Car
interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose
fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning
or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and
heat stroke.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in
shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat
should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an
emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Stay cool, stay hydrated, stay informed.

Air Quality Alert  AIR QUALITY ALERT   Air Quality Alert

Areas Affected:
Middlesex - Mercer
Effective: Mon, 7/15 3:45pm Updated: Tue, 7/16 2:49pm Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Wed, 7/17 12:00am Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has
issued a code orange air quality alert Tuesday for Middlesex
and Mercer Counties.

A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

For more information on ground-level ozone and fine