Statement as of 3:10 AM CDT on July 20, 2017
Expires 8:00 PM EDT on July 23, 2017
... Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Sunday...
* timing... through Sunday evening.
* Heat index values... peak values will be between 103 and 107
degrees during the mid/late afternoon. In addition, we will
likely experience values of 100 degrees or higher for several
hours at a time.
* Impacts... the combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat related stress
and illness. The very Young, the elderly, those without air
conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor
activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors
will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Beat
the heat, check the back seat!
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot 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