Excessive Heat Warning:
Issued at: 3:45 am CDT on July 23, 2016, expires at: 8:00 PM CDT on July 24, 2016
- ...Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM CDT Sunday...
- timing...heat index values will rise above 100 degrees each afternoon through Sunday.
- Heat index values...up to 108 due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and dewpoints in the mid 70s.
- Impacts...the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will likely 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 can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Precautionary/preparedness actions... An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity will occur. In addition...nighttime conditions will remain warm and muggy providing little chance for relief. This combination will create a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are likely...especially for those living in un-air conditioned homes or apartments. People in the warning area are advised to avoid poorly ventilated areas and prolonged work in the sun. Use air conditioning in your house or apartment if it is working correctly. If you do not have air conditioning...keep your house or apartment well ventilated with fans...and try to spend some time in an air conditioned environment to give your body a break from the heat. Kanofsky