Statement as of 12:13 PM CDT on June 24, 2018
Expires 7:00 PM EDT on June 24, 2018
... Heat advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening...
* heat index values... ranging between 105 and 110 degrees through the
* Impacts... the combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity may result in heat stress or heat related illness.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected, and is issued if temperatures reach at least 103 or if
the heat index reaches around 108. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation
in which heat illnesses are possible.
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 lightweight 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.