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Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 2:29 PM CDT Jul. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory in effect from noon to 9 PM CDT Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM CDT Thursday.

* Temperature... afternoon temperatures in the middle to upper 90s
combined with humidity will produce heat index values of 103 to
near 110 degrees Thursday afternoon into the early evening

* Impacts... persons exposed to prolonged heat and humidity
without adequate precautions and breaks will be at an
increased risk of heat-related stress and illness. Vehicle
interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of

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

   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.