Severe Weather Alerts - Webster Groves, MO

  • Heat Advisory

    Heat Advisory in effect from 1:00 PM CDT until 7:00 PM CDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...A DANGEROUS COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AND REMAIN SO THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 106 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S...AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL LIKELY LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT- RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESS. THE VERY YOUNG... THE ELDERLY... THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING...AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE. ALSO...CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN HIGH TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITYLEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 105 DEGREES ORGREATER.

PEOPLE IN THE ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN AREA CAN GET INFORMATIONABOUT COOLING CENTERS OR ENERGY ASSISTANCE RELATED TO THEEXCESSIVE HEAT BY CALLING THE UNITED WAY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS AT800-427-4626...OR IF CALLING FROM A LAND LINE PHONE DIAL 2-1-1.YOU CAN ALSO CALL COOL DOWN ST. LOUIS AT 314-241-7668.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHENPOSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO THE EARLY MORNINGOR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION ANDHEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHENPOSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY ANDHEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKSIN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BYHEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKEIS AN EMERGENCY. CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

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