...EXCESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY ON FRIDAY...
.HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION FRIDAY BRINGING SOME
OF THE HOTTEST AIR OF THE SEASON. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO
UPPER 90S WILL COMBINE WITH HIGH HUMIDITY TO RESULT IN HEAT INDEX
VALUES OF AROUND 105 DEGREES OR SLIGHTLY HIGHER FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...105 TO 108 DEGREES.
* TIMING...FRIDAY AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY BETWEEN 2 AND 5 PM.
* IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE OR ANY STRENUOUS ACTIVITY MAY LEAD
TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES THAT REQUIRE IMMEDIATE MEDICAL
* LOCATIONS...PARTS OF THE PIEDMONT AND FOOTHILLS.
* HAZARDS...HIGH HEAT INDICES.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS HIGH HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO COMBINE
WITH HOT TEMPERATURES TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 105 DEGREES OR
GREATER. THIS COMBINATION WILL INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF HEAT
ILLNESSES. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...CHECK ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS...
AND PROVIDE SHADE AND FRESH WATER FOR OUTDOOR ANIMALS.
TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE. WEAR LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE
AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
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.
From the archives: The 100th anniversary of Appomattox surrender, 1965
This month marks the 154th anniversary of the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox. On April 9, 1965, The (Lynchburg) News and The Daily Advance covered the surrender's centennial observance, an event that drew thousands of people. Some of the photos in this collection appeared in the papers the next day. Many of the pictures were never published. If you recognize somebody in the photos, please share in the comments.
Two days after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant rode through Lynchburg. At least, that’s how it happened 153 years after the war’s landmark end, when living historian E. Curt Fields presented to the Lynchburg Civil War Roundtable on Wednesday.
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