Current Flag Condition
Heat Stress Season has ended. Aboard MCIPAC Installations, heat index reading is in effect each year from 1 May through 31 October. During the off season (1 November - 30 April) all Automated Heat Stress System (AHSS) equipment are removed from active locations for maintenance, calibration and storage by 30 November. All "Heat Stress Monitors" will be reinstalled by 1 May 2018.
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If there is a Web Part error above, users on NMED, DHA or MCIPAC networks may view the flag conditions directly at this link.
When warm weather is here and the heat index begins to rise, everyone needs to pay attention to the flag conditions here on Okinawa and understand what they mean.
There are five conditions listed for the heat flag warnings from least to most severe.
It is important to note that some of these flag conditions have extremely narrow 2-3 degree ranges. That means that temperatures can rise from yellow to black more quickly than the flag station operator's observation interval. It is also essential to always keep in mind that extreme conditions can lead to serious health problems such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death.
Heavy exercise for un-acclimated personnel should be conducted with caution and under responsible supervision.
* Note 1: Add 10°F to the WBGT index for MOPP gear performing Easy Work and add 20°F to the WBGT index for Moderate and Hard Work. * Note 2: Add 10°F to the WBGT index PPE, or body armor is worn. Minimize restrictive clothing/equipment and wear light colored clothing if possible.
If you need the Flag Condition or have a Flag Condition concern for your respective area, please contact the below camp offices as appropriate:
Camp Schwab Camp Services:625-2215 Camp Hansen Camp Services:623-4649Camp Courtney Camp Services:622-9596Camp Foster Camp Services:645-7317Camp Kinser Camp Services:637-1886MCAS Futenma Weather:636-3177
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