Heat Advisory

Published 07/24 2016 04:10AM

Updated 07/24 2016 07:42AM

Issued at: 07/24/2016 11:00:00 AM CDT
Expires on: 07/24/2016 7:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Jo Daviess IAZ054-066-ILZ001-002-007-241715- /O.NEW.KDVN.HT.Y.0002.160724T1600Z-160725T0000Z/ JACKSON-CLINTON-JO DAVIESS-STEPHENSON-CARROLL- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MAQUOKETA...CLINTON...GALENA... FREEPORT...MOUNT CARROLL 408 AM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016 ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING. * HEAT INDEX VALUES...PEAKING BETWEEN 100 TO 105. * TIMING...OPPRESSIVE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING. PEAK HEAT INDEX READINGS AND MOST DANGEROUS CONDITIONS WILL BE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. * IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES AND MOISTURE THIS HIGH COULD LEAD TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE. THE ELDERLY... SMALL CHILDREN AND PETS ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE. PLAN AHEAD. HAVE A COOL PLACE TO SHELTER FROM THE HEAT. AVOID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY DURING THE MIDDAY AND AFTERNOON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED. THIS COMBINATION WILL LEAD TO POSSIBLE HEAT ILLNESSES. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR- CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS, ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE, RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9 1 1. && $$

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