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Red Flag Warning, Heat Advisory in effect over weekend

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A Red Flag Warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday. The warning was issued by the National Weather Service in Norman, Okla.

Humidity levels on Saturday will be between 10 and 15 percent with temperatures expected between 105-114 degrees. Winds are expected from the south to southwest at 15-25 miles per hour with gust of up to 30 mph.

Any fires that develop will spread rapidly due to the combination of extremely dry vegetation, very low humidity levels and gusty winds. Outdoor activities that could start fires are very strongly discouraged.

Report any fires or smoke to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at (940) 538-5611.

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service in Norman, Okla., has extended a Heat Advisory already in affect through 11 p.m. Sunday.

Heat index values are expected to range from 100 to 110.

Very hot afternoon temperatures will result in dangerous heat conditions through at least Sunday night. Only modest cooling at night will increase the danger of heat related illness.

Take extra precautions when while outside. Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours. Know the signs and symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, schedule frequent rest breaks in a shaded or air-conditioned area. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. In case of heat stroke, call 911.

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