Benton Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 2:53 AM CDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...

* temperature... high temperatures are expected to range from the
mid 90s to near 100 degrees again this afternoon across parts
of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas, with dangerous heat
index values in the 105 to 110 degree range. Overnight
temperatures will provide little relief from the heat,
especially in the more urban areas.

* 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.