Heat Advisory issued for St. Louis area Monday

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Heat Advisory

(KPLR) – The National Weather Service of St. Louis has issued a Heat Advisory for the surrounding Metro area for Monday, June 22.  This advisory will be in effect from 1:00 pm- 7:00 pm tomorrow.  Temperatures tomorrow are forecasted to reach the mid 90s, with dewpoints in the mid 70s, heat indices are expected to reach up to 105º.

The National Weather Service reminds the public of the following:

“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.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the 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 immediately.”

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