Questions & answers about MPD shooting & killing of Darrius Stewart

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

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Thanks to last night’s cold front, temperatures and humidity levels are lower across the Mid South today.  The break came just in time with Wednesday’s high reaching 99 degrees and heat index values exceeding 110 degrees.  A slow warming trend is expected as we approach the weekend with highs back in the mid 90s.

Tonight, clear skies and cool temperatures with a low near 70 degrees.  Wind from the northeast at 6-14 mph and gusty.

Friday, mostly sunny and slightly warmer with a high of 93, overnight low 72.

The weekend will be hot with mostly sunny skies both days and highs in the mid 90s.  Overnight lows will be in the low 70s.

Weather conditions will remain dry into next week with highs in the mid 90s.  We’ll catch a break from the heat on Wednesday as high temperatures drop back into the low 90s.

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A slow warm up will continue through the weekend, and we’ll see near normal temps by early next week.

Highs will climb into the lower 90’s by Monday.

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Stormy weather from our cold front will approach the northeast over the weekend.

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Here’s the latest on our BLUE MOON this month.

 

 

 The News Channel 3 Weather Team

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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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