Including the cities of Ladysmith and Chippewa Falls
704 AM CDT Sun Jun 17 2018
…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…
* TEMPERATURE…High temperatures in the lower 90s will combine
with high humidity to yield peak heat indices in the 95 to 100
degree range this afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Heat illnesses are possible for those active
outdoors or those susceptible to heat illnesses, such as
children and the elderly.
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
Take extra precautions…if you work or spend time outside. When
possible…reschedule strenuous activities to 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 9 1 1.