Platte Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 3:53 AM CDT on August 21, 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT Friday...

A heat advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT Friday.

* Temperature: afternoon highs will climb into the mid to upper 90s with 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.

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...and seek emergency assistance. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 911 immediately.