... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT Thursday...
* event: heat index values will rise to around or just over 105
* Areas affected: the Arkansas River valley and the northeastern
Delta counties... including metropolitan Little Rock.
* Timing: expect the heat index values to reach around 105, this
afternoon, as well as Thursday afternoon.
* Impacts: oppressive conditions may lead to heat stroke and
dehydration for people outdoors.
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.
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Issued: 1:46 PM CDT Jul. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service