Excessive Heat Warning in parts of Northeast Mississippi

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1127 AM CDT TUE JUN 23 2009

…VERY HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE ENTIRE
MIDSOUTH TODAY…

.AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING HOT
TEMPERATURES TO THE MIDSOUTH TODAY. HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE
WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID AND UPPER 90S TO PRODUCE AFTERNOON
HEAT INDICES OF 105 TO 110 DEGREES OVER THE MIDSOUTH. ISOLATED
AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE HEAT INDICES AS HIGH AS 113 DEGREES.

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CROSS-CRITTENDEN-ST. FRANCIS-LEE AR-PHILLIPS-DUNKLIN-PEMISCOT-
DESOTO-MARSHALL-BENTON MS-TUNICA-TATE-COAHOMA-QUITMAN-PANOLA-
LAFAYETTE-TALLAHATCHIE-YALOBUSHA-CALHOUN-LAUDERDALE-TIPTON-
HAYWOOD-CROCKETT-MADISON-SHELBY-FAYETTE-HARDEMAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WALNUT RIDGE…PARAGOULD…JONESBORO…
HARRISBURG…BLYTHEVILLE…WYNNE…WEST MEMPHIS…FORREST CITY…
HELENA…KENNETT…CARUTHERSVILLE…SOUTHAVEN…OLIVE BRANCH…
TUNICA…CLARKSDALE…BATESVILLE…OXFORD…COVINGTON…JACKSON…
BARTLETT…GERMANTOWN…COLLIERVILLE…MEMPHIS…MILLINGTON…
SOMERVILLE…BOLIVAR
1127 AM CDT TUE JUN 23 2009

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE
HEAT WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.
THE HEAT ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S WILL COMBINE WITH
DEWPOINTS IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S TO PRODUCE AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES
AROUND 110 DEGREES…WITH ISOLATED AREAS POSSIBLY EXPERIENCING
HEAT INDICES AS HIGH AS 113 DEGREES.

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.

National Weather Service