Statement as of 2:31 AM CDT on July 26, 2017
Expires 1:00 PM EDT on July 26, 2017
... Heat advisory now in effect until noon CDT today...
... Excessive heat warning in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT
The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued an excessive
heat warning, which is in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT this
* Heat index readings... 105 to 109 degrees.
* Timing... peak index values likely 2 PM CDT through 6 PM CDT
* Impacts... these conditions will lead to an increased risk of
heat-related illnesses. Heat stroke and dehydration will be
possible for those performing strenuous outdoor activities.
The interior of a vehicle can reach lethal temperatures in a
short period of time.
An excessive heat warning 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 could cause death. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an
air- conditioned room... stay out of the sun... and check up on
relatives and neighbors frequently.
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.