Heat advisory issued for Tuesday

Published: 07/08/2019, 5:48 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect ‪from noon to 8 PM CDT Tuesday‬, for the following counties: Crawford, Franklin, Sebastian, Osage, Washington OK, Nowata, Craig, Ottawa, Pawnee, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Muskogee, McIntosh, Pittsburg, and Le Flore. Including the cities of Van Buren, Ozark, Charleston, Fort Smith, Pawhuska, Bartlesville, Nowata, Vinita, Miami, Pawnee, Tulsa, Claremore, Pryor, Sapulpa, Okemah, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Muskogee, Checotah, McAlester, and Poteau. The temperature will be in the low to mid 90s ‪Tuesday afternoon‬. Heat index values will climb into the 105 to 107 degree range ‪Tuesday afternoon‬. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. 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.


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