Ponca City Now-NWS-Oklahoma Mesonet - August 18, 2023 11:59 am
NWS in Norman**Grant-Kay-Garfield-Noble- Including the cities of Medford, Pond Creek, Lamont, Wakita, Ponca City, Blackwell, Enid, and Perry 949 AM CDT Fri Aug 18 2023 HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM CDT SATURDAY... * WHAT...Heat index values up to 108 expected. * WHERE...Grant, Kay, Garfield and Noble Counties. * WHEN...From 1 PM to 9 PM CDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.
**Harper-Woods-Alfalfa-Grant-Kay-Ellis-Woodward-Major-Garfield- Noble-Roger Mills-Dewey-Custer-Blaine-Kingfisher-Logan-Payne- Beckham-Washita-Caddo-Canadian-Oklahoma-Lincoln-Grady-McClain- Cleveland-Pottawatomie-Seminole-Hughes-Harmon-Greer-Kiowa-Jackson- Tillman-Comanche-Stephens-Garvin-Murray-Pontotoc-Coal-Cotton- Jefferson-Carter-Johnston-Atoka-Love-Marshall-Bryan-Hardeman- Foard-Wilbarger-Wichita-Knox-Baylor-Archer-Clay- 313 AM CDT Fri Aug 18 2023 *This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northern... western...central...and southern Oklahoma...and western north Texas. DAY ONE-Today and Tonight... Hot... This afternoon will see heat indices ranging from near 100 in northern Oklahoma to near 110 in parts of southern Oklahoma and western north Texas. Fire Weather... Elevated fire weather conditions will return Friday across western north Texas and southwest Oklahoma where temperatures will be hotter and humidity lower. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday... Hot... Excessive heat is expected to continue into early next week. Fire Weather... Elevated fire weather conditions will continue through the weekend. This will mainly be across western north Texas and western Oklahoma where temperatures will be hotter and humidity lower.