Excessive Heat Warning:

Issued at: 3:25 PM CDT on July 24, 2016, expires at: 8:00 PM CDT on July 24, 2016
  • ...Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...
  • temperature...high temperatures in the middle to upper 90s combined with higher than normal humidity will result in late afternoon heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees. Heat index values are expected to drop below the 100 to 105 degree range by 8 PM this evening.
  • Impacts...the prolonged period of hot temperatures and high humidity will increase the potential for heat related illnesses. Precautionary/preparedness actions... An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors. 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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