Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
317 PM CDT MON JUL 18 2016

ILZ076>078-082-083-086-087-090-091-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ007>022-
190915-
WAYNE IL-EDWARDS-WABASH-HAMILTON-WHITE-SALINE-GALLATIN-POPE-
HARDIN-GIBSON-PIKE-POSEY-VANDERBURGH-WARRICK-SPENCER-LIVINGSTON-
MARSHALL-CALLOWAY-CRITTENDEN-LYON-TRIGG-CALDWELL-UNION KY-WEBSTER-
HOPKINS-CHRISTIAN-HENDERSON-DAVIESS-MCLEAN-MUHLENBERG-TODD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FAIRFIELD...ALBION...MOUNT CARMEL...
MCLEANSBORO...CARMI...HARRISBURG...SHAWNEETOWN...GOLCONDA...
ELIZABETHTOWN...FORT BRANCH...PETERSBURG...POSEYVILLE...
EVANSVILLE...BOONVILLE...ROCKPORT...SMITHLAND...BENTON...
HARRIS GROVE...KIRKSEY...MURRAY...NEW CONCORD...MARION...
EDDYVILLE...CADIZ...CANTON...LINTON...ROCKCASTLE...PRINCETON...
FRYER...MORGANFIELD...DIXON...MADISONVILLE...HOPKINSVILLE...
HENDERSON...MOSELEYVILLE...OWENSBORO...CALHOUN...GREENVILLE...
ALLEGRE...CLIFTY...ELKTON...GUTHRIE
317 PM CDT MON JUL 18 2016

...BUILDING HEAT AND HUMIDITY FOR THE WEEK AHEAD...

HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT IS FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN ITS GRIP ACROSS THE
COUNTRY`S MID SECTION THIS WEEK. THIS WILL ALLOW A TRAPPING AND
ACCUMULATING OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY OVER THE REGION, THAT WILL
RESULT IN HEAT INDICES APPROACHING OR REACHING INTO THE TRIPLE
DIGITS PRETTY MUCH EACH AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FOR THE
ENTIRETY OF THE WEEK AHEAD. THE ONLY EXCEPTION WILL BE IN OUR
NORTHEASTERN PARTS OF THE REGION ON TUESDAY, WHICH WILL SEE
SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY LEVELS IN THE WAKE OF A
RECENTLY PASSED COLD FRONT.

LATER IN THE WEEK WE COULD ENCOUNTER SEVERAL DAYS OF TRIPLE DIGIT
HEAT INDEX VALUES. THIS WOULD PROMPT A HEAT ADVISORY AT THE LEAST
AND POSSIBLY A HEAT WARNING SHOULD THESE CONDITIONS PERSIST 4 OR
MORE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

IF YOU WILL BE OUTSIDE IN THE WEEK AHEAD, PLANS SHOULD BE MADE TO
LOWER YOUR RISK OF HEAT ILLNESS. REDUCED EXPOSURE TO THE HEAT,
FREQUENT BREAKS AND HYDRATION, AND WEARING LIGHTWEIGHT, LIGHT
COLORED CLOTHING ARE ALL IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID HEAT
STRESS, WHICH CAN BECOME LIFE THREATENING. THE ELDERLY, THE YOUNG,
AND THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITIONS, SHOULD ALL BE
MONITORED DURING PERIODS OF PROLONGED AND ELEVATED HEAT.

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