Graves Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 4:09 AM CDT on August 23, 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Tuesday...

A heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Tuesday.

* Excessive heat and humidity is expected to continue through Tuesday. This is especially important given all the area events...from High School football and soccer games...to ongoing state fairs and festivals.

* Temperatures will continue to reach the lower to mid 90s each afternoon through early next week. These temperatures will combine with high humidity to produce afternoon heat index values from 100 to 105 for most locales. Isolated locations will continue to see the heat index top 105 at times.

* The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors. Make sure outside pets have plenty of water.

Record Report
Statement as of 8:14 am CDT on August 23, 2014

...Record Max min temperature tied at Paducah KY...

a record Max min temperature of 76 degrees was set at Paducah KY yesterday...August 22. This ties the old record of 76 set in 1983.