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NWS: Heat Advisory in effect until 5:00 PM CDT Thursday

NWS: Heat Advisory in effect until 5:00 PM CDT Thursday

Bill Stephens

June 23rd, 2016

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...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR
ALL OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...SOUTHWEST INDIANA
AND WESTERN KENTUCKY.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...WILL PEAK AROUND OR JUST ABOVE 105 DEGREES
  IN SOME AREAS.

* TIMING...MIDDAY THROUGH AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAT RELATED ILLNESS COULD DEVELOP QUICKLY IF
  PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
NEIGHBORS.

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