Heat Index Information

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HEAT INDEX °F (°C)
  RELATIVE HUMIDITY (%)
Temp. 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100
110
(47)
136
(58)
                       
108
(43)
130
(54)
137
(58)
                     
106
(41)
124
(51)
130
(54)
137
(58)
                   
104
(40)
119
(48)
124
(51)
131
(55)
137
(58)
                 
102
(39)
114
(46)
119
(48)
124
(51)
130
(54)
137
(58)
               
100
(38)
109
(43)
114
(46)
118
(48)
124
(51)
129
(54)
136
(58)
             
98
(37)
105
(41)
109
(43)
113
(45)
117
(47)
123
(51)
128
(53)
134
(57)
           
96
(36)
101
(38)
104
(40)
108
(42)
112
(44)
116
(47)
121
(49)
126
(52)
132
(56)
         
94
(34)
97
(36)
100
(38)
103
(39)
106
(41)
110
(43)
114
(46)
119
(48)
124
(51)
129
(54)
135
(57)
     
92
(33)
94
(34)
96
(36)
99
(37)
101
(38)
105
(41)
108
(42)
112
(44)
116
(47)
121
(49)
126
(52)
131
(55)
   
90
(32)
91
(33)
93
(34)
95
(35)
97
(36)
100
(38)
103
(39)
106
(41)
109
(43)
113
(45)
117
(47)
122
(50)
127
(53)
132
(56)
88
(31)
88
(31)
89
(32)
91
(33)
93
(34)
95
(35)
98
(37)
100
(38)
103
(39)
106
(41)
110
(43)
113
(45)
117
(47)
121
(49)
86
(30)
85
(29)
87
(31)
88
(31)
89
(32)
91
(33)
93
(34)
95
(35)
97
(36)
100
(38)
102
(39)
105
(41)
108
(42)
112
(44)
84
(29)
83
(28)
84
(29)
85
(29)
86
(30)
88
(31)
89
(32)
90
(32)
92
(33)
94
(34)
96
(36)
98
(37)
100
(38)
103
(39)
82
(28)
81
(27)
82
(28)
83
(28)
84
(29)
84
(29)
85
(29)
86
(30)
88
(31)
89
(32)
90
(32)
91
(33)
93
(34)
95
(35)
80
(27)
80
(27)
80
(27)
81
(27)
81
(27)
82
(28)
82
(28)
83
(28)
84
(29)
84
(29)
85
(29)
86
(30)
86
(30)
87
(31)

   
Category Heat Index Possible heat disorders for people in high risk groups
Extreme
Danger
130°F or higher
(54°C or higher)
Heat stroke or sunstroke likely.
Danger 105 - 129°F
(41 - 54°C)
Sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion likely. Heatstroke possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity.
Extreme
Caution
90 - 105°F
(32 - 41°C)
Sunstroke, muscle cramps, and/or heat exhaustion possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity.
Caution 80 - 90°F
(27 - 32°C)
Fatigue possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity.

   
Precautions To Take Against Excessive Heat
Increase your intake of non-alcoholic...non-carbonated...caffeine free beverages such as water and juice.
Wear clothing that is light in color and loose fitting.
Avoid the outdoors during extreme heat. Stay out of the sun.
Stay in an air-conditioned environment if possible. Shopping malls offer relief if your home is not air-conditioned.
Check on the elderly. They are especially susceptible to heat related illness.
Eliminate strenuous activity such as running...biking and lawn care work when it heats up.

   
Heat Related Illnesses And Their Symptoms
SUNBURN - Redness and pain in the skin. In severe cases there is also swelling, blisters, fever, and headaches.
HEAT CRAMPS - Heavy sweating and painful spasms usually in the leg or abdomen muscles.
HEAT EXHAUSTION - The person becomes weak and is sweating heavily. The skin is cold, pale and clammy. Fainting and vomiting accompanies heat exhaustion.
HEATSTROKE/SUNSTROKE - High body temperature (106 degrees or higher) along with hot dry skin and a rapid and strong pulse. Unconsciousness is possible.

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