Issued at: 3:51 PM CDT 7/28/12, expires at: 12:00 AM CDT 7/29/12
Heat advisory now in effect until 7 pm cdt Thursday
The NWS in tulsa has adjusted the timing of the heat advisory and it is now in effect until 7 pm cdt Thursday,
For the following counties, In Oklahoma: cherokee, adair, mayes, Delaware, ottawa, pushmataha, choctaw, craig, sequoyah, le flore, latimer and haskell.
In Arkansas: Washington, madison, benton, carroll and franklin.
Hazardous weather, dangerously hot weather is expected to persist across far eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas, with heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees in far eastern and southeastern Oklahoma, and near 105 degrees in northwest Arkansas each afternoon.
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.