... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 PM CDT
* heat index values... up to 110 with temperatures in the upper 90s
to 105 degrees... and dewpoints in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
* Timing... from this afternoon and continuing through early
* Impacts... heat related illnesses due to the prolonged period
of heat and humidity. The most susceptible are the elderly,
very Young and animals. You should be prepared for dangerous
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.
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. As such 9 1 1 should be called immediately!
An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of heat
and humidity will create a dangerous situation where heat
illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids and stay in an air
conditioned room. Stay out of the sun and check up on relatives
and neighbors. Watch your pets! Temperatures within vehicles can
become lethal in only a few minutes. Never leave children or pets
in vehicles for any duration! Remember to beat the heat, check
the backseat and to "look before you lock".
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Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 2:03 PM CDT Jul. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service