Jefferson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 2:27 PM CDT Aug. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* Event... heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees are likely.

* Areas affected... much of central and southern Arkansas.

* Impacts... 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.


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