Issued at: 3:15 am CDT on July 22, 2014, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on July 22, 2014
- ...Heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT this evening... A heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT this evening.
- Temperatures: very hot and humid conditions will continue across the region today. Afternoon highs will climb into the middle 90s with oppressive humidity. This will result in peak heat indices ranging from 100-110 degrees Tuesday afternoon.
- Impacts: the effects of these hot and humid conditions will lead to an increased risk of heat-related illness. Drink plenty of water...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on neighbors...the elderly...and pets. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of water...avoid caffeinated...alcoholic or high sugar content beverages...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on neighbors...the elderly...and pets. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light colored...light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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...and seek emergency assistance. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 911 immediately.