Heat Advisory This Afternoon

A Heat Advisory is in effect from 1 pm edt (noon cdt) to 7 pm edt (6 pm cdt) today for central Kentucky and south-central Indiana. High temperatures this afternoon will range from 97 to 102, with maximum heat indices from 101 to 105. Since it is the holiday weekend, many people may be outside or participating in outdoor activities this afternoon and evening. Therefore, use extra caution and drink plenty of water to remain hydrated, to reduce stress on the body, and to reduce the chance of heat related illness.

More information is given below:

...ANOTHER HOT DAY TODAY FOR CENTRAL KENTUCKY AND SOUTH-CENTRAL
INDIANA...

.HIGH PRESSURE IN THE ATMOSPHERE WILL RESULT IN A THIRD STRAIGHT
DAY OF HOT WEATHER WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON FROM 97
TO 102...AND MAXIMUM HEAT INDICES OF 101 TO 105.

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EDT /NOON CDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EDT /6 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING...

* TEMPERATURE: AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES FROM 97 TO 102 OVER CENTRAL
  KENTUCKY AND SOUTH-CENTRAL INDIANA. MAXIMUM HEAT INDICES THIS
  AFTERNOON FROM 101 TO 105.

* IMPACTS: THIRD STRAIGHT DAY OF HOT TEMPERATURES WHICH CAN
  INCREASE STRESS ON THE BODY. BEING A HOLIDAY WEEKEND...MORE
  PEOPLE WILL LIKELY BE OUTSIDE AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR
  ACTIVITIES. THEREFORE...EXTRA CAUTION MUST BE EXERCISED TO
  REDUCE STRESS AND PREVENT ANY HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES.

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 - CALL 9 1 1.

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