Johnson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 03:56 AM CDT on Ιούλιος 26, 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT this evening...

A heat advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT this evening.

* Temperature: highs this afternoon will be in the mid to upper 90s with heat indices around 105.

* Impacts: those exposed to the dangerous heat and high humidity over a prolonged period could result in an increased risk to heat related illnesses. Cars can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle...not even for a minute.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of water...avoid caffeinated...alcoholic or high sugar content beverages...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on neighbors...the elderly...and pets.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or late evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light colored...light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

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...and seek emergency assistance. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 911 immediately.

Air Quality Alert
Statement as of 02:56 PM CDT on Ιούλιος 25, 2014

...Air quality alert in effect for Saturday July 26...

The mid-America regional Council has issued an air quality alert...in effect for Saturday July 26. Outdoor air quality index...or aqi...values in excess of 100 are expected with ozone being the primary pollutant.

People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone formation. These activities include refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling idling vehicles unnecessarily and using gasoline powered lawn equipment. Positive activities include carpooling biking to work delaying or combining errands and using water-based paints and cleaners.

When pollution levels are elevated...the mid-America regional Council recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician.

For further information please see the mid-America regional Council air quality program website at http://www.Marc.Org/airq.

256 PM CDT Fri Jul 25 2014

...Air quality alert in effect for Saturday July 26...

The mid-America regional Council has issued an air quality alert...in effect for Saturday July 26. Outdoor air quality index...or aqi...values in excess of 100 are expected with ozone being the primary pollutant.

People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone formation. These activities include refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling idling vehicles unnecessarily and using gasoline powered lawn equipment. Positive activities include carpooling biking to work delaying or combining errands and using water-based paints and cleaners.

When pollution levels are elevated...the mid-America regional Council recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with pre-existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician.

For further information please see the mid-America regional Council air quality program website at http://www.Marc.Org/airq.