... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...
* temperature... heat indices will remain between 100 and 105
across the area through early evening.
* Impacts... the combination of warm temperatures and high
humidity will result in an increased potential for heat
related illnesses. The very Young, the elderly, and those
without access to air conditioning are at the highest risk.
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. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned
room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and
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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Issued: 3:11 PM CDT Jul. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service