Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I told you it was hot...

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THURSDAY FOR THE
FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

IN OKLAHOMA...
OSAGE...WASHINGTON...NOWATA...PAWNEE...TULSA...ROGERS...CREEK...
WAGONER.

HEAT INDEX VALUES OF AROUND 1O5 DEGREES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS
TEMPERATURES SOAR INTO THE UPPER 90S TO NEAR 100 DEGREES. THESE
TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH THE HIGH RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
CREATE THE HEAT INDEX VALUES OF AROUND 105 DEGREES.

THIS HEAT ADVISORY MAY BE UPGRADED TO AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING AS
TEMPERATURES ARE FORECASTED TO EXCEED THE CENTURY MARK ACROSS
MUCH THE ADVISORY AREA THIS WEEKEND.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A 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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