The excessive heat warning remains in effect from 8 am this morning to 8 pm Monday night. The heat index values will be up to 106 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dew points around 70. The highest heat index values will occur from the late morning into the early evening.
Several days of dangerously hot weather began this morning into the middle of next week according to the National Weather Service.
The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. The heat may be life threatening to the elderly and those in poor health, due to prolonged exposure without air conditioning, especially those in urban centers where low temperatures in the middle and upper 70s offer little relief. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
- 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.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to 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 and neighbors.
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.