Cross-Crittenden-St. Francis-Lee AR-Phillips-Dunklin-Pemiscot-
Including the cities of Pocahontas, Piggott, Corning,
Walnut Ridge, Paragould, Jonesboro, Harrisburg, Blytheville,
Wynne, West Memphis, Forrest City, Marianna, Helena, West Helena,
Kennett, Caruthersville, Southaven, Olive Branch, Tunica,
Clarksdale, Tiptonville, Union City, Dyersburg, Ripley TN,
Covington, Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville, Memphis,
347 PM CDT Wed Jul 11 2018
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
* HEAT INDEX READINGS...104F to 107F degrees.
* TIMING...Until 8pm CDT this evening.
* IMPACTS...Prolonged heat exposure during the afternoon and
early evening hours could cause heat exhaustion and/or heat
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.