Excessive Heat Warning


.Excessive heat warning in effect from 1 PM Wednesday to 8 PM CDT Friday…

The National Weather Service in Omaha/valley has issued an excessive heat warning…which is in effect from 1 PM Wednesday to 8 PM CDT Friday. The excessive heat watch is no longer in effect. * Temperature…readings on Wednesday will be in the mid to upper 90s with heat index values around 105 degrees. Heat index values range from 105 to 112 both Thursday and Friday. Nighttime temperatures will only drop into the mid to upper 70s.

* Winds…each day there will be a good southwest breeze… however winds diminish overnight making it feel more stifling. * Impacts…the longevity of the event will result in a potentially dangerous situation for sensitive groups… including children…the elderly…or those with medical conditions. Leaving a child or pet in an enclosed vehicle can be deadly…even for a short period of time. Precautionary/preparedness actions… 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 so call 911. 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.

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