Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
Situational Awareness Statement #1
Subject: Oppressive Heat and Humidity This Week
Date/Time: 7/19/2022, 10:15 AM
Incident or Event Overview
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a period of oppressive heat and humidity today through this weekend with heat indices topping out at 95 – 102 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect today through 8:00 PM tomorrow, July 20th. Similar conditions are expected to continue through Thursday, July 21st before slightly less humid weather arrives on Friday.
Potential for strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon.
Impacts/ Potential Impacts
Weather Forecast Overview
Advisories, Watches, and Warnings
The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is operating at Level 1 (Steady State Monitoring). MEMA will continue to monitor the situation and will disseminate additional Situational Awareness Statements (SAS), as necessary.
The Boylston Town House will be open and available to residents who are in need of a cooling station.
Preparedness and Safety Information
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Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency www.mass.gov/mema
National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov