Excessive Heat Warning

Published 07/24 2016 08:55AM

Updated 07/24 2016 10:25AM

Issued at: 07/24/2016 11:00:00 AM CDT
Expires on: 07/24/2016 7:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Knox ILZ027>031-036>038-250000- /O.CON.KILX.EH.W.0001.160724T1600Z-160725T0000Z/ KNOX-STARK-PEORIA-MARSHALL-WOODFORD-FULTON-TAZEWELL-MCLEAN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GALESBURG...TOULON...PEORIA...LACON... EUREKA...CANTON...PEKIN...BLOOMINGTON...NORMAL 849 AM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S THIS AFTERNOON. * HEAT INDEX...PEAK AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 104 TO 109 DEGREES. * IMPACTS...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES FOR PEOPLE WITH PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXPOSURE...OR WITHOUT ACCESS TO AIR CONDITIONING. THE ELDERLY...SMALL CHILDREN...AND PETS ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER...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. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. && $$

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