... Heat advisory now in effect from 11 am this morning to 9 PM
* temperatures... will range from 95 to 100 degrees. Higher humidity
will allow heat indices to range from 102 to 108 degrees.
* Impacts... hot and humid conditions will elevate the risk of
heat stress and heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion
or heat stroke.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. 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.