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Posted on: July 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Heat Advisory from Noon to 8 PM Wednesday, 26 July

241 PM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017
The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM CDT Wednesday.  
* TEMPERATURE...Temperatures on Wednesday will warm into the mid   90s area wide. Combined with abundant humidity, heat index   values are expected to range from 103 and 107 degrees during the   afternoon hours.  
* IMPACTS...The combination of warm temperatures and high humidity   will result in an increased potential for heat related   illnesses. The very young, the elderly, and those without access   to air conditioning are at the highest risk.
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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