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WWUS74 KMEG 181620  
NPWMEG  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN  
1120 AM CDT SUN AUG 18 2019  
   
..DANGEROUS HEAT TODAY ACROSS WESTERN MIDSOUTH COUNTIES
 
 
ARZ009-018-026>028-035-036-048-049-058-MOZ113-115-MSZ001-007-008-  
010>012-020-TNZ001-002-019-048-049-088-190100-  
/O.NEW.KMEG.HT.Y.0014.190818T1620Z-190819T0100Z/  
CLAY-GREENE-CRAIGHEAD-POINSETT-MISSISSIPPI-CROSS-CRITTENDEN-  
ST. FRANCIS-LEE AR-PHILLIPS-DUNKLIN-PEMISCOT-DESOTO-TUNICA-TATE-  
COAHOMA-QUITMAN-PANOLA-TALLAHATCHIE-LAKE-OBION-DYER-LAUDERDALE-  
TIPTON-SHELBY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PIGGOTT, CORNING, PARAGOULD, JONESBORO,  
HARRISBURG, BLYTHEVILLE, WYNNE, WEST MEMPHIS, FORREST CITY,  
MARIANNA, HELENA, WEST HELENA, KENNETT, CARUTHERSVILLE,  
SOUTHAVEN, OLIVE BRANCH, TUNICA, SENATOBIA, CLARKSDALE, MARKS,  
BATESVILLE, CHARLESTON, TIPTONVILLE, UNION CITY, DYERSBURG,  
RIPLEY TN, COVINGTON, BARTLETT, GERMANTOWN, COLLIERVILLE,  
MEMPHIS, AND MILLINGTON  
1120 AM CDT SUN AUG 18 2019  
   
..HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A HEAT  
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING.  
 
* HEAT INDEX READINGS...HEAT INDICES OF 101F TO 106F  
 
* TIMING...CURRENT THROUGH 8PM CDT THIS EVENING  
 
* IMPACTS...THE DANGEROUS HEAT COULD CAUSE HEAT STROKE OR HEAT  
EXHAUSTION. TRY TO STAY INSIDE AN AIR-CONDITIONED BUILDING.  
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS. KEEP AN EYE ON THE ELDERLY, CHILDREN,  
AND INDIVIDUALS WHO DO NOT HAVE AIR-CONDITIONING OR WORK  
OUTDOORS. REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BACKSEAT FOR CHILDREN AND PETS  
WHEN EXITING VEHICLES.  
 
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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