Excessive Heat Warning, Heat Advisory
11:37 AM CDT
National Weather Service
... Excessive heat warning now in effect until 9 PM CDT this
... Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM CDT Sunday...
* event: heat index values will increase to near or above 110
degrees this afternoon... and near or above 105 degrees again
on Sunday afternoon.
* Areas affected... in and around Little Rock Arkansas.
An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids... stay in an air-conditioned room... stay out of the sun...
and check up on relatives and neighbors.
A heat advisory means that 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.
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... call 9 1 1.