...Heat advisory in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Wednesday...
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a heat advisory... which is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Wednesday...
For the following counties...
* in Oklahoma...Cherokee...Sequoyah...McIntosh...Muskogee and Haskell.
Hazardous weather... * dangerous heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees are expected Wednesday afternoon.
Impacts... * the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
Definition... * a heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected.
Precautionary/preparedness actions... * 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 911.
* Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio...commercial radio or television for the latest information concerning this weather event. Additional weather information can also be found at: weather.Gov/Tulsa.