Heat Advisory

Expiring: 2013-07-20 00:00:00

Areas affected: Cook, IL; DeKalb, IL; DuPage, IL; Grundy, IL; Iroquois, IL; Jasper, IN; Kane, IL; Kankakee, IL; Kendall, IL; Kenosha, WI; La Porte, IN; La Salle, IL; Lake, IL; Lake, IN; Lee, IL; McHenry, IL; Newton, IN; Ogle, IL; Porter, IN; Racine, WI; Walworth, WI; Will, IL;

ILZ014-180430- /O.NEW.KLOT.HT.Y.0001.130718T1600Z-130720T0000Z/ COOK- INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CHICAGO 329 PM CDT WED JUL 17 2013 …HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THURSDAY TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY. * TEMPERATURE…HIGHS WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 90S THURSDAY AND MID TO UPPER 90S FRIDAY. MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX WILL BE 100 TO 105 THURSDAY AND 103-108 FRIDAY. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL ONLY BE IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 70S THURSDAY NIGHT EXCEPT LOWER 80S DOWNTOWN CHICAGO. * IMPACTS…SEVERAL DAYS OF BUILDING HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL LIKELY RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES. THE HEAT CAN BE MOST STRESSFUL ON SMALL CHILDREN…THE ELDERLY…OR THOSE WITH MEDICAL CONDITIONS. LEAVING A CHILD OR A PET IN AN ENCLOSED VEHICLE…EVEN FOR A SHORT TIME…CAN BE DEADLY. INTENSE HEAT COULD ALSO RESULT IN ROLLING POWER BLACKOUTS AND BUCKLING OF PAVEMENT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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. CHICAGO RESIDENTS CAN CALL 311 FOR ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION ON COOLING CENTERS. A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT WEATHER IS EXPECTED. HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN… AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

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