Douglas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 8:17 PM CDT op 25 juli 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Saturday... ...Heat advisory has expired for this evening...

* temperature...peak heat index values will commonly range from 103 to 109 Saturday afternoon.

* Timing...the heat will return Saturday with heat indices topping 100 degrees early in the afternoon and again falling below triple digits by mid evening Saturday. The highest heat index readings are likely to occur from 2 PM to 7 PM CDT.

* Impacts...those exposed to the dangerous heat and humidity over a prolonged period may lead to an increased risk of heat- related illness.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory is issued when high humidities are expected to combine with hot temperatures to make it feel like it is 105 degrees or greater. Persons are advised to avoid prolonged work in the sun...or in poorly ventilated areas. Also keep plenty of liquids on hand and try to stay in an air conditioned environment.

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.

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