EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
* TEMPERATURE…High temperatures will once again climb into the
lower to middle 90s today.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES…Heat index values will peak from 105 to
110 degrees this afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Heat illnesses may occur rapidly with prolonged
exposure and overexertion.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
intense heat will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and
high humidity will 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
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 and drink
plenty of water.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.