...Heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM CDT this evening...
A heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM CDT this evening.
* Temperature...heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees.
* Timing...dangerous heat indices are expected for this afternoon and early evening.
* Impacts...those exposed to the extreme heat over a prolonged period may be overcome by the heat and experience significant health issues.
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 light weight 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.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create conditions where heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids and stay in an air conditioned room if possible. Stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors. Temperatures within vehicles can become lethal in a few minutes. Never leave children or pets in vehicles. Remember to beat the heat...check the backseat.