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Heat Advisory
Statement as of 3:14 PM CDT on August 22, 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Monday...

* short term trends...temperatures had already climbed into the mid to upper 90s this afternoon with heat index values ranging from the upper 90s to around 105. Heat index values should reach the 102 to 107 degree range this afternoon.

* Timing and areas affected...for all locations across the Missouri Ozarks into extreme southeast Kansas through Monday.

* Temperature...temperatures will be in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees. Heat index values will range from 100 to 107 on an afternoon basis.

* Impacts...the cumulative effects of multiple days of afternoon heat index values above 100 degrees will result in an increased risk of heat related illnesses. Young children...the elderly... and those without access to air conditioning will be particularly susceptible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

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.

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