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Heat Advisory

National Weather Service Memphis TN
337 PM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017

...Dangerous Heat Affecting the Mid-South This Week...

Randolph-Lawrence-Cross-Crittenden-St. Francis-Lee AR-Phillips-
Including the cities of Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge, Wynne,
West Memphis, Forrest City, Marianna, Helena, West Helena,
Caruthersville, Southaven, Olive Branch, Tunica, Clarksdale,
Ripley TN, Covington, Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville,
Memphis, and Millington
337 PM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017


* HEAT INDEX READINGS...105 to 109 degrees.

* TIMING...During the afternoon and early evening hours today
  and Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...These conditions will lead to an increased risk of
  heat-related illnesses. Heat stroke and dehydration will be
  possible for those performing strenuous outdoor activities.
  The interior of a vehicle can reach lethal temperatures in a
  short period of time.


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

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 9 1 1.



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Memphis TN
345 PM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017

Alcorn-Benton MS-Benton TN-Calhoun-Carroll-Chester-Chickasaw-Clay-
Lee AR-Lee MS-Madison-Marshall-McNairy-Mississippi-Monroe-Obion-
Randolph-Shelby-St. Francis-Tallahatchie-Tate-Tippah-Tipton-
345 PM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of East Arkansas...
the Missouri Bootheel...North Mississippi...and West Tennessee.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Dangerous heat will continue across the Mid-South through early
evening. A Heat Advisory is in effect for most of the area along
and west of the Mississippi River, where heat indices of 105 to
109 degrees are expected. A portion of northeast Arkansas and the
Missouri Bootheel are in an Excessive Heat Warning through 8 PM
where heat indices will be near or just over 110 degrees.

A few strong to severe storms are possible through early evening.
The primary hazards will be strong winds and locally heavy

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Heat indices of 105 to 109 degrees are expected across portions of
the Mid-South on Wednesday. A Heat Advisory is in effect for
locations roughly along and west of a line from Martin, to
Jackson, to Somerville, to Clarksdale. This advisory will likely
need to be expanded into Thursday.

A cold front is forecast to move across the Mid-South Thursday
night into Friday, bringing a chance for a few strong to severe
thunderstorms and heavy rainfall.


Spotter activation may be possible Thursday night and into Friday.


Air Quality Alert


Air Quality Alert Message
Shelby County Health Department
Relayed by National Weather Service Memphis TN
309 PM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017

...Code Orange Ozone Forecast for Wednesday...

The Shelby County Health Department has issued a Code Orange Ozone
Forecast effective for Shelby County Tennessee, Crittenden County
Arkansas, and DeSoto County Mississippi, including the city of
Memphis for Wednesday. This ozone forecast is due to forecasted ozone
values that will be unhealthy for sensitive groups. These values will
exceed the Environmental Protection Agency`s federal safe health
standard. The Shelby County Health Department recommends that
sensitive groups which include active children and adults, and
people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, limit prolonged
outdoor exertion. Please continue to check the latest air quality
forecasts and updates until monitored values return to safe levels.
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