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Posted on: July 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] NWS Issues Heat Advisory for Our Area, Until 7 PM Tonight

225 PM CDT Fri Jul 7 2017 
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening.
* TEMPERATURE...climbing into the lower 90s. * IMPACTS...combination of high heat and dangerously high dew points will cause heat indices to climb into the 105 to 110 degree range. This will lead heat related illness unless precautions are made.
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.

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