Jackson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 10:18 PM CDT Jul. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT Thursday...

* event: heat index values will rise to around or just over 105
degrees.

* Areas affected: much of the state... except the higher terrain of
the Ozarks where temperatures and heat index values will be
much lower.

* Timing: expect the heat index values to reach around or just
above 105 degrees during the afternoon hours Thursday.

* Impacts: oppressive conditions may lead to heat stroke and
dehydration for people outdoors.

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.