Even though we're not included in the graphic as being under a heat advisory this afternoon and this evening, we really are!

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Sedalia and Pettis County are included in the advisory:

Dangerous heat will build as temperatures climb into the 90s and afternoon heat indices range from 100 to 108 degrees. Remember to avoid spending too much time outdoors and to drink plenty of water. If you need to spend some time outside, wear light clothing and sunscreen and make sure to take frequent breaks in the shade or more preferably air-conditioned areas.

The heat advisory will run Tuesday, August 20 from 10:00 am til 8:00 pm.

Information also included concerning the advisory from the NWS:

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.



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