Cherokee Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 2:07 PM CDT Jul. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 PM CDT
Saturday...

* temperature... daily high temperatures through Saturday will
climb into the mid and upper 90s with afternoon heat index
values of around 105 to near 110 degrees.

* Impacts... a prolonged period of hot weather can increase the
risk of heat related illness, including heat exhaustion and
heat stroke. The very Young, the elderly, and those without
access to air conditioning will be especially vulnerable.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and
check up on relatives and neighbors.