Yalobusha Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 3:24 AM CDT on August 23, 2014

...Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 8 PM CDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM CDT this evening.

* Heat index readings...105 to 110 degrees.

* Timing...heat indices will peak between 2 PM CDT and 5 PM CDT.

* Impacts...the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat related illnesses are possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. 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. Check up on relatives and neighbors.

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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