Heat Advisory issued; more likely this weekend

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1120 AM CDT FRI JUN 3 2011

…VERY HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS RETURN TO THE MID SOUTH…

.A SURFACE AND UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WILL RESULT IN AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE 90S TO APPROACHING 100 DEGREES. ALONG WITH THE VERY HOT TEMPERATURES… VERY HUMID AIR NEAR THE SURFACE WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDICIES BETWEEN 105 TO 109 DEGREES ACROSS THE MID SOUTH. ADDITIONAL HEAT ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND INTO NEXT WEEK.

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* HEAT INDEX READINGS: AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX READINGS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 105 TO 109 DEGREES

* TIMING: HEAT ADVISORY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS: PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THIS HEAT CAN BE DANGEROUS IF THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. 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.

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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