Excessive Heat Watch (7/18-21/19) (update)

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    ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...


    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Sunday evening.


    * TEMPERATURE...Heat indices ranging from 100 to as high as 110
    degrees will be possible each afternoon from Thursday into
    Sunday, with the highest heat indices west of I-65.


    * IMPACTS...Several days of heat indices near or above 105 degrees could have a cumulative impact on some individuals, especially those who engage in prolonged outdoor work or other activities.
    Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Never leave pets, children, or the elderly unattended in parked vehicles. The extended period of high heat and humidity can worsen the effects of heat stress.


    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


    An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous 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.
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    1119 AM EDT Wed Jul 17 2019

    ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

    * HEAT INDEX VALUES...Near or above 105 due to temperatures inv the mid 90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

    * TIMING...Friday afternoon into early evening, and again Saturday afternoon into early evening.

    * IMPACTS...Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    Make preparations for dangerous conditions in which heat exhaustion or heat stroke are possible. Plan to spend more time in air conditioned or well-ventilated places. If possible, reschedule strenuous outdoor activities to early morning or evening. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing 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.

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