Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
312 PM CDT SUN AUG 24 2014

...HOT AND HUMID MONDAY WITH THE HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS SO
FAR IN SUMMER 2014...

ILZ010-019-021-023-032-033-039-250415-
/O.NEW.KLOT.HT.Y.0001.140825T1700Z-140826T0300Z/
LEE-LA SALLE-GRUNDY-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DIXON...OTTAWA...MORRIS...KANKAKEE...
PONTIAC...WATSEKA...PAXTON
312 PM CDT SUN AUG 24 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM CDT MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM CDT MONDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWER TO MID 90S IN THE AFTERNOON.

* HEAT INDEX READINGS...PEAKING AT 105 TO 109.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH MOISTURE
  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. IN ADDITION...CAR
  INTERIORS WILL REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 ILLNESS IS POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF
FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...
AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING. WEAR
LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK
PLENTY OF WATER.

ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED
LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.

CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING HOT
WEATHER WHEN THE CAR INTERIOR CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A
MATTER OF MINUTES!

&&

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MTF

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