Monday, July 10, 2017
The National Weather Service has extended its heat advisory until 7 p.m., Thursday, July 13 - with more hot weather forecast for next week.
A heat advisory means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity is forecast. In addition, nighttime conditions will remain warm and muggy providing little relief.
The weather forecast calls for temperatures in the upper 90s through Thursday evening, with heat index values between 100 and 103 degrees. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will likely lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness.
Washington University emergency physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Gary Gaddis, MD, shared with KMOX Radio listeners three vital heat rules to follow. Listen here.
BJC emergency preparedness also shared these heat safety tips:
People in the St. Louis Metropolitan area can get information about cooling centers or energy assistance related to the excessive heat by calling the United Way at 800-427-4626 or dialing 2-1-1. Information is also available on their website at http://www.211helps.org/heating-cooling-sites.aspx.
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7/19/2017 8:02 AM
Thank you for the information. I've been wondering whether or not I should be walking my grand dog.