Fallen hero: MPD Officer Sean Bolton

MID  SUNDAY EVENING  — AUGUST 2, 2015     

TONIGHT’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST:   

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Mild overnight with lows in the high 60’s to lower 70’s. Winds: Light from the NE, becoming near calm overnight.


MONDAY’S MID-SOUTH FORECAST:

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Hot and humid for Monday with highs in the mid/high 90’s with heat index temperatures around 100F in some locations.

 



EVEN MORE WEATHER!? SURE! WE CAN DO THAT! 
A hot weekend wraps up and another hot week ahead of us, with maybe some relief in store. We’ll take a look at the #Memphisweather almanac, take a look forward to the #PerseidMeteorShowerand have some neat #sunset shots coming up on this edition of#WREG +WREG News Channel 3 video weatherblog#WeatherOvertime .   #ShareAndEnjoy


 

 The News Channel 3 Weather Team

weather guys

Todd, Tim, Jim & Austen

 


 

GOLF FORECAST

 

 



WHAT IS  A HEAT ILLNESS/INJURY, AND WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?

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Heat Stroke

  • Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency. Call 911 or get the victim to a hospital immediately. Delay can be fatal.

Symptoms:

  • Altered mental state
  • One or more of the following symptons: throbbing headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, shallow breathing
  • Body temperature above 103°F
  • Hot, red, dry or moist skin
  • Rapid and strong pulse
  • Faints, loses consciousness

First Aid:

  • Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency. Call 911 or get the victim to a hospital immediately. Delay can be fatal.
  • Move the victim to a cooler, preferably air-conditioned, environment.
  • Reduce body temperature with cool cloths or bath.
  • Use fan if heat index temperatures are below the high 90s. A fan can makes you hotter at higher temperatures.
  • Do NOT give fluids.


Heat Exhaustion

Symptoms:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Weakness
  • Cool, pale, clammy skin
  • Fast, weak pulse
  • Possible muscle cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fainting

First Aid:

  • Move person to a cooler environment
  • Lay person down and loosen clothing
  • Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of the body as possible
  • Fan or move victim to air conditioned room
  • Offer sips of water
  • If person vomits more than once, seek immediate medical attention.

More information available via NOAA:

 

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Caution is urged if you are spending more than just a few minutes outside.  Isolated afternoon showers will do very little to cool us down.  Cloudy and warm overnight.  The National Weather Service in Memphis has some helpful information when it comes to dealing with this heat.

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