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Heat Advisory

Areas Affected: Alcorn; Benton; Calhoun; Chickasaw; Coahoma; DeSoto; Itawamba; Lafayette; Lee; Marshall; Monroe; Panola; Pontotoc; Prentiss; Quitman; Tallahatchie; Tate; Tippah; Tishomingo; Tunica; Union; Yalobusha

NWS Memphis (Western Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Northern Mississippi)

...Hot and humid conditions across the Mid-South through mid-week... ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY... The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 8 PM CDT Wednesday.

* HEAT INDEX READINGS...105 degrees or greater each afternoon and early evening.

* TIMING...Through Wednesday evening. Little relief will occur during the overnight hours as low temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 70s.

* IMPACTS...The dangerous heat could cause heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Try to stay inside an air-conditioned building. Drink plenty of fluids. Keep an eye on the elderly, children, and individuals who do not have air-conditioning or work outdoors. Remember to check the backseat for children and pets when exiting vehicles.

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.


Heat Advisory

Areas Affected: Colbert; Franklin; Lauderdale

NWS Huntsville (Northern Alabama)

...Heat Advisory in effect for Northwest AL today from noon to 7 PM CDT... .High temperatures reaching the upper 90s across Northwest AL today combined with increasing dew points will create dangerous heat conditions. Heat index values will peak between 105 to 110 this afternoon for Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin, AL counties. ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT this evening.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 107 due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* TIMING...From noon today to 7 PM CDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure, increasing the risk for heat-related illnesses.

* LOCATIONS...Lauderdale, Colbert and Franklin AL Counties.

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. 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. Check up on relatives and neighbors. Absolutely do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles! 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 911.


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