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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Heat advisory issued; heat index could top 100

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Heat advisory issued; heat index could top 100

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – It is officially summer, and it feels like it today. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of the listening area. The advisory runs from 1 PM until 7 PM. Forecasters say the heat index could push as high as 105. A reminder that if you […]

Heat advisory issued; heat index could top 100

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – It is officially summer, and it feels like it today.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of the listening area. The advisory runs from 1 PM until 7 PM. Forecasters say the heat index could push as high as 105.

A reminder that if you do work outside or plan to spend extended time outdoors you should plan additional breaks and drink plenty of water.

FULL ADVISORY:

Heat advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to
7 PM CDT this evening…

* timing… this afternoon into early evening.

* Heat index values… up to 105 due to temperatures in the lower
to middle 90s… and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

* Impacts… the combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity will likely lead to an increased risk of heat-
related stress and illness. The very Young… the elderly…
those without air conditioning… and those participating in
strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible.
Also… car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter
of minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible… reschedule strenuous activities to the 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 immediately.

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By Colin Jeffery

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