Heat Advisory:

Issued at: 3:57 am CDT on August 23, 2014, expires at: 8:00 PM CDT on August 23, 2014
  • ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening... A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening.
  • Temperature: highs Saturday afternoon will range in the middle to upper 90s across many areas. The combination of very warm temperatures along with abundant low-level moisture will result in heat index values ranging from 100 to 105 during the afternoon and early evening hours.
  • Impacts: those exposed to the dangerous heat and high humidity over a prolonged period have an increased risk of heat related illnesses. Cars can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle... not even for a minute. 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.
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