Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Jackson, MS

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
140 PM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT 12PM TO 7PM SUNDAY...

HEAT INDICES WILL RISE INTO THE 105 TO 109 RANGE FOR SEVERAL HOURS
SUNDAY AFTERNOON DURING THE PEAK HEATING HOURS. DESPITE LOWS FALLING
BELOW 75 DEGREES SUNDAY MORNING...THESE VALUES WILL BE THE HIGHEST
SEEN SO FAR THIS SUMMER AND COMPOUND WITH THE HEAT STRESS FROM TODAY.
SLIGHTLY COOLER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ON MONDAY.

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OKTIBBEHA-HOLMES-ATTALA-WINSTON-NOXUBEE-LEAKE-NESHOBA-KEMPER-
SCOTT-NEWTON-LAUDERDALE-SMITH-JASPER-CLARKE-LAWRENCE-
JEFFERSON DAVIS-COVINGTON-JONES-MARION-LAMAR-FORREST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREENWOOD...GRENADA...VAIDEN...
NORTH CARROLLTON...CARROLLTON...WINONA...EUPORA...MABEN...
MATHISTON...WEST POINT...COLUMBUS...ACKERMAN...WEIR...
STARKVILLE...DURANT...TCHULA...LEXINGTON...PICKENS...GOODMAN...
KOSCIUSKO...LOUISVILLE...MACON...BROOKSVILLE...CARTHAGE...
PHILADELPHIA...PEARL RIVER...DE KALB...SCOOBA...FOREST...MORTON...
NEWTON...UNION...DECATUR...CONEHATTA...MERIDIAN...TAYLORSVILLE...
RALEIGH...BAY SPRINGS...HEIDELBERG...QUITMAN...STONEWALL...
SHUBUTA...MONTICELLO...NEW HEBRON...PRENTISS...BASSFIELD...
COLLINS...MOUNT OLIVE...LAUREL...COLUMBIA...WEST HATTIESBURG...
LUMBERTON...PURVIS...HATTIESBURG
140 PM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY.

* TEMPERATURE: 96 TO 99 DEGREES DURING THE AFTERNOON

* HEAT INDEX VALUES: 104 TO 109 DEGREES MAINLY BETWEEN 1PM TO 6PM.

* IMPACTS: HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH PROLONGED
  EXPOSURE IN SUCH CONDITIONS.


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.

EACH YEAR...A NUMBER OF FATALITIES OCCUR NATIONWIDE DUE TO
CHILDREN ACCIDENTALLY BEING LEFT IN VEHICLES DURING THE SUMMER
MONTHS. IN THE PAST DOZEN YEARS...450 CHILDREN HAVE DIED DUE TO
HYPERTHERMIA AFTER BEING LEFT IN OR GAINING ACCESS TO CARS. NEVER
LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE NOT EVEN FOR A
MINUTE. REMEMBER...BEAT THE HEAT...CHECK THE BACKSEAT.

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.

&&

$$

ALLEN





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