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WWUS74 KMEG 170823  
NPWMEG  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN  
323 AM CDT TUE JUL 17 2018  
 
...DANGEROUS HEAT EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE MID-SOUTH  
TODAY...  
 
ARZ008-009-017-018-026>028-035-036-048-049-058-MOZ113-115-MSZ001-  
007-010-TNZ019-048-049-088-172030-  
/O.NEW.KMEG.HT.Y.0016.180717T1500Z-180718T0100Z/  
RANDOLPH-CLAY-LAWRENCE-GREENE-CRAIGHEAD-POINSETT-MISSISSIPPI-  
CROSS-CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-LEE AR-PHILLIPS-DUNKLIN-PEMISCOT-  
DESOTO-TUNICA-COAHOMA-DYER-LAUDERDALE-TIPTON-SHELBY-  
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, DYERSBURG, RIPLEY TN, COVINGTON, BARTLETT,  
GERMANTOWN, COLLIERVILLE, MEMPHIS, AND MILLINGTON  
323 AM CDT TUE JUL 17 2018  
 
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT  
THIS EVENING...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A HEAT  
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT  
THIS EVENING.  
 
* HEAT INDEX READINGS...105 TO 109 DEGREES.  
 
* TIMING...FROM 10 AM CDT TODAY TO 8 PM CDT TONIGHT.  
 
* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH  
HUMIDITY WILL LIKELY LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT RELATED  
STRESS AND ILLNESS. THE VERY YOUNG, THE ELDERLY, THOSE WITHOUT  
AIR CONDITIONING, AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR  
ACTIVITIES WILL BE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE. ALSO, CAR INTERIORS  
CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN MATTER OF MINUTES.  
 
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  
NEIGHBORS.  
 
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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