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Issued by NWS Central Illinois

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
307 PM CDT THU AUG 21 2014

ILZ042-047>054-056-061>063-066>068-071>073-221000-
/O.NEW.KILX.HT.Y.0001.140822T1800Z-140826T0000Z/
LOGAN-CASS-MENARD-SCOTT-MORGAN-SANGAMON-CHRISTIAN-MACON-MOULTRIE-
COLES-SHELBY-CUMBERLAND-CLARK-EFFINGHAM-JASPER-CRAWFORD-CLAY-
RICHLAND-LAWRENCE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LINCOLN...JACKSONVILLE...SPRINGFIELD...
TAYLORVILLE...DECATUR...CHARLESTON...MATTOON...SHELBYVILLE...
EFFINGHAM...FLORA...LAWRENCEVILLE
307 PM CDT THU AUG 21 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM CDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM CDT
MONDAY.

* TIMING...DANGEROUS LEVELS OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL OCCUR FROM
  FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...WILL PEAK FROM 100 TO 107 DEGREES IN THE
  AFTERNOON HOURS...WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO MID 90S
  AND DEWPOINTS IN THE 70S.

* 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 BACKSEAT! NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS
  UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE.

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.

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.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL 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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