Heat Advisory (Update) for Tuesday, July 9th 2013

Weather

July 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

338 AM CDT TUE JUL 9 2013

DANGEROUS HEAT EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON

.HEAT AND HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE THE HIGHEST HEAT INDEX VALUES OF THE YEAR SO FAR. ACTUAL AIR TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO REACH THE MID 90S WITH DEW POINT TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 70S. THE RESULTING HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL BE AS HIGH AS 105 TO 110 DEGREES AT TIMES.

COUNTIES: AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-CASS-ADAIR-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-DALLAS-POLK-MADISON…

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

* TEMPERATURE…WILL CLIMB INTO THE MID 90S THIS AFTERNOON. WHEN FACTORING IN THE EFFECTS OF HUMIDITY…HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL BE AS HIGH AS 105 TO 110 DEGREES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 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.