Independence Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Issued: 8:13 PM CDT Jul. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 293 remains in effect until 1000 PM CDT
for the following locations


AR
. Arkansas counties included are

Baxter Clay Craighead
cross Fulton Greene
Independence Izard Jackson
Lawrence Poinsett Randolph
sharp stone


Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:04 PM CDT Jul. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM CDT this evening...

* event... heat and humidity will combine to create heat index
values of 105 to 110 degrees.

* Areas affected... north Arkansas

* impacts... a heat advisory means a period of hot temperatures
and elevated humidity levels will produce high heat index
values. It may create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible.

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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