Issued at: 3:09 PM CDT 7/18/11
Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 pm cdt Friday A heat advisory is in effect, For the following counties,
In Oklahoma: cherokee, adair, mayes, Delaware, ottawa, craig and nowata.
Hazardous weather, high pressure aloft continues to hold over the central plains. This will bring an extended period of dangerous heat with afternoon heat indices in the 105 to 110 degree range. At this time, overnight lows are cool enough to provide some relief, however the advisory area could be upgraded to an excessive heat warning if low temperatures increase.
Impacts: The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous 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 911.
Stay tuned to noaa weather radio, commercial radio or television for the latest information concerning this weather event. Additional weather information can also be found at: weather.gov/tulsa.