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Heat advisories issued across state

With temperatures in the uppers 90s and high humidity in the forecast, the National Weather Service has issued heat advisories across the state.

Issuing Office: Jackson
Source: The National Weather Service

HEAT ADVISORY UNTIL 7PM CDT FRI
* TEMPERATURES… HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 90s COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN PEAK HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 106 TO 110.
* IMPACTS… HEAT STRESS WILL REACH DANGEROUS LEVELS AND COULD LEAD TO HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE FOR THOSE WORKING OUTDOORS. 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.
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.

 

Issuing Office: New Orleans/Baton Rouge
Source: The National Weather Service
3:52pm CDT, Thu Jun 16
HEAT ADVISORY UNTIL 7PM CDT FRI
.RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL DECREASE CLOUD COVER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL MAINTAIN HUMID CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY. THESE FEATURES WILL RESULT IN AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 110 TODAY AND FRIDAY. IN THIS ENVIRONMENT… PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE HEAT COULD RESULT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEAT ILLNESS.* TEMPERATURE… HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 110 DEGREES
* IMPACTS… HEAT STRESS WILL REACH DANGEROUS LEVELS AND COULD LEAD TO HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE. 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.
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.

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