Santa Rosa Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 7:12 PM CDT on August 22, 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am to 7 PM CDT Saturday...

* heat index...climbing to 106 to 110 degrees for most areas on Saturday. Keep in mind...10 degrees can be added to the heat index if working in direct sunlight.

* Impacts...excessive heat will lead to dangerous outside working conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Children...the elderly...and people with chronic ailments are usually the first to suffer from the heat. Heat exhaustion... cramps or in extreme cases heat stroke can result from prolonged exposure to these conditions.

Persons working or playing sports outdoors from late morning through the afternoon are urged to drink plenty of water...taking frequent breaks to prevent overheating. Refrain from the Intake of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. Remember to check on relatives and neighbors... especially the elderly to make sure they have adequate air conditioning.

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 neighbors.

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