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Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:12 AM CDT Aug. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Tuesday...

* event... an upper level heat ridge will remain in place across
the Southern Plains through Tuesday, resulting in afternoon
temperatures again climbing into the mid 90s to near 100
degrees. Southerly winds will maintain the high humidity through
Tuesday, with resultant heat indices ranging from 105 to 110
degrees. Limited relief from the heat is expected tonight, with
low temperatures only falling briefly into the mid and upper
70s.

* Timing... through 7 PM CDT Tuesday.

* Impact... high heat index readings will increase the risk of
heat-related illnesses.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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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