Excessive Heat Warning

Published 07/22 2016 08:52AM

Updated 07/22 2016 08:52AM

Issued at: 07/22/2016 8:51:00 AM CDT
Expires on: 07/23/2016 7:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Knox ILZ027>031-036>038-222300- /O.CON.KILX.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160724T0000Z/ KNOX-STARK-PEORIA-MARSHALL-WOODFORD-FULTON-TAZEWELL-MCLEAN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GALESBURG...TOULON...PEORIA...LACON... EUREKA...CANTON...PEKIN...BLOOMINGTON...NORMAL 851 AM CDT FRI JUL 22 2016 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY... * TEMPERATURES...THE SUN WILL COME BACK OUT DURING LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON AND QUICKLY HEAT THINGS BACK UP. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 90S ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND SATURDAY. LOWS IN THE MID 70S TONIGHT WILL PROVIDE LITTLE RELIEF. * HEAT INDEX...PEAK HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 110 DEGREES ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...AND WILL BE AROUND 105 DEGREES ON SATURDAY. SOME AREAS MAY SEE THESE HIGH HEAT INDEX VALUES NEAR 105 DEGREES LINGER INTO SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS WELL. * 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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