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Heat Advisory for Osage and Pawnee counties


The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a heat advisory for Osage and Pawnee counties from Noon today until 8 p.m. this evening.

Other counties in Oklahoma included in the Heat Advisory are Pushmataha, Choctaw, Washington, Nowata, Craig, Ottawa, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Delaware, Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Cherokee, Adair, Muskogee, McIntosh, Sequoyah, Pittsburg, Haskell, Latimer and Le Flore.

Heat index values of 105 to 112 are expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

The hot and humid weather will persist this week and additional heat headlines will likely be issued in the coming days.

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 911.