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Statement as of 10:39 am CDT on July 26, 2016
... Heat advisory in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...
The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a heat
advisory... which is in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening.
* Heat index readings... 105 to 108 degrees.
* Timing... through this evening.
* Impacts... prolonged periods outdoors may result in heat
related illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
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
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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
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