Issued at: 3:48 am CDT on August 27, 2014, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on August 27, 2014
- ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...
- timing and areas affected...for all locations across the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeastern Kansas today.
- Temperature...afternoon temperatures will be in the mid to upper 90s. Heat index values will range from the upper 90s to around 105 degrees this afternoon.
- Impacts...the cumulative effects of multiple days of afternoon heat index values above 100 degrees will result in an increased risk of heat related illnesses. Young children...the elderly... and those without access to air conditioning will be particularly susceptible. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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. 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.