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  • Heat Advisory: Issued when the Heat Index will be equal to or greater than 100°F, but less than 105°F.
  • Excessive Heat Warning: Heat indicies will attain or exceed 105°F.
  • Excessive Heat Watch: Possibility that Excessive Heat Warning Criteria may be met at longer ranges (12 to 48 hrs out).
    For an outlook beyond 3-4 days, see the extended heat index guidance we get from the NWS's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC):
  • Maximum HEAT INDEX OUTLOOKS (for days 3-7) from the NWS Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) in DC.





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