Jackson 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


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

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 9 PM CDT this
evening...

* event... heat index values of 110 to 115 will be possible into
the early evening hours.

* Areas affected... parts of central and southern Arkansas.

* Impacts... an excessive heat warning means a period of hot
temperatures and elevated humidity levels will produce very
high heat index values. It will create a situation in which
heat illnesses are possible.

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.

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.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.