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Excessive Heat Warning, Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:04 PM CDT Aug. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory now in effect until noon CDT Monday...
... Excessive heat warning in effect from noon to 9 PM CDT
Monday...

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued an excessive
heat warning, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM CDT Monday.

* Heat index values... up to 110 due to temperatures around 103,
and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* Timing... through Sunday evening and again Monday afternoon and
evening.

* Impacts... the excessive heat may quickly cause heat stress or
heat stroke.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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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