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Tewksbury Township Police Department
Thursday July 27th, 2023 :: 07:48 a.m. EDT


Excessive Heat Warning for Hunterdon County

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Hunterdon County.

A Heat Advisory is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 6 AM Friday, and an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect from 6 AM to 10 PM on Friday.

  • High heat and humidity will be in place through Saturday. 
  • Heat Advisories are in effect for today (Thursday, July 27) as Heat Index values will range from 100° to 105°.
  • Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon through this evening (approximately 2pm to 10pm). Some storms may be severe with damaging wind gusts (60 to 70 mph) and heavy rain with localized flash flooding.
  • Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for the urban corridor, including Philadelphia, and parts of NJ for Heat Index Values 105° to 109° on Friday, July 28. Heat Advisories in effect most elsewhere, including Delmarva and southern NJ, though criteria for Excessive Heat Warnings are higher there.
  • Afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms possible Friday.
  • Heat Advisories may be needed Saturday for the urban corridor and parts of New Jersey. Late day and evening showers and thunderstorms are likely with damaging winds and localized flash flooding possible.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
  • 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.
  • 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 911.

Tewksbury Township Police Department
Old Turnpike Rd
Califon, NJ 07830

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 908-439-3477

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