weather.gov     
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

Heat Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
330 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

...VERY HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE MID
SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...

.A BUILDING UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL COMBINE WITH A
VERY HUMID AIRMASS TO PRODUCE HEAT INDEX READINGS BETWEEN 105 TO
108 DEGREES ACROSS MUCH OF THE MID SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
EARLY THIS EVENING.

ARZ008-009-017-018-026>028-035-036-048-049-058-MOZ113-115-
MSZ001>003-007-008-010>017-020>024-TNZ001>003-019-020-048>051-088-
089-202100-
/O.NEW.KMEG.HT.Y.0002.140820T1600Z-140821T0000Z/
RANDOLPH-CLAY-LAWRENCE-GREENE-CRAIGHEAD-POINSETT-MISSISSIPPI-
CROSS-CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-LEE AR-PHILLIPS-DUNKLIN-PEMISCOT-
DESOTO-MARSHALL-BENTON MS-TUNICA-TATE-COAHOMA-QUITMAN-PANOLA-
LAFAYETTE-UNION-PONTOTOC-LEE MS-ITAWAMBA-TALLAHATCHIE-YALOBUSHA-
CALHOUN-CHICKASAW-MONROE-LAKE-OBION-WEAKLEY-DYER-GIBSON-
LAUDERDALE-TIPTON-HAYWOOD-CROCKETT-SHELBY-FAYETTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...POCAHONTAS...PIGGOTT...CORNING...
WALNUT RIDGE...PARAGOULD...JONESBORO...HARRISBURG...BLYTHEVILLE...
WYNNE...WEST MEMPHIS...FORREST CITY...MARIANNA...HELENA...
WEST HELENA...KENNETT...CARUTHERSVILLE...SOUTHAVEN...
OLIVE BRANCH...HOLLY SPRINGS...ASHLAND...TUNICA...SENATOBIA...
CLARKSDALE...MARKS...BATESVILLE...OXFORD...NEW ALBANY...
PONTOTOC...TUPELO...FULTON...CHARLESTON...WATER VALLEY...
COFFEEVILLE...BRUCE...CALHOUN CITY...HOUSTON...OKOLONA...AMORY...
ABERDEEN...TIPTONVILLE...UNION CITY...MARTIN...DRESDEN...
DYERSBURG...HUMBOLDT...MILAN...RIPLEY TN...COVINGTON...
BROWNSVILLE...ALAMO...BARTLETT...GERMANTOWN...COLLIERVILLE...
MEMPHIS...MILLINGTON...SOMERVILLE...OAKLAND
330 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING.

* HEAT INDEX READINGS...HEAT INDEX READINGS ARE EXPECTED TO
  AVERAGE BETWEEN 105 TO 108 DEGREES.

* TIMING...BETWEEN 11 AM CDT AND 7 PM CDT.

* IMPACTS...CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED WHEN OUTDOORS THIS AFTERNOON.
  MAKE SURE TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF TIME
  SPENT IN THE HEAT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. 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. CHECK UP ON
RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

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.

&&

$$

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E-mail: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Page last modified: June 2, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE