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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
342 PM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

ILZ058>060-064-065-069-070-074-079-095>102-MOZ018-019-026-027-
034>036-041-042-047>052-059>065-072>075-084-085-099-231200-
Greene IL-Macoupin IL-Montgomery IL-Bond IL-Fayette IL-Clinton IL-
Marion IL-Washington IL-Randolph IL-Adams IL-Brown IL-Pike IL-
Calhoun IL-Jersey IL-Madison IL-Saint Clair IL-Monroe IL-Knox MO-
Lewis MO-Shelby MO-Marion MO-Monroe MO-Ralls MO-Pike MO-Boone MO-
Audrain MO-Moniteau MO-Cole MO-Osage MO-Callaway MO-Montgomery MO-
Lincoln MO-Gasconade MO-Warren MO-Saint Charles MO-Franklin MO-
Saint Louis MO-Saint Louis City MO-Jefferson MO-Crawford MO-
Washington MO-Saint Francois MO-Sainte Genevieve MO-Iron MO-
Madison MO-Reynolds MO-
342 PM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern and
central Missouri as well as west central and southwest Illinois.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

A major heat wave is ongoing and an Excessive Heat Warning
remains in effect for the entire area. Please see this product
for additional information.

Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible tonight for
areas near and north of Interstate 70. Gusty winds and hail are
the primary threats.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

The dangerous heat and humidity will continue into Sunday for
areas near and south of Interstate 70. Please refer to the
Excessive Heat Warning for additional information.

Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Sunday
afternoon and night across west central and southwest Illinois
and into southeast Missouri. Gusty winds and hail are the primary
threats.


Dangerous heat index values near 105 degrees is expected to return
to much of the area on Wednesday.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed tonight for areas near and north
of Interstate 70.

$$

Tilly




Excessive Heat Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
341 PM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

ILZ100>102-MOZ061-063>065-231200-
/O.CON.KLSX.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170724T0100Z/
Jefferson MO-Madison IL-Monroe IL-Saint Charles MO-Saint Clair IL-
Saint Louis City MO-Saint Louis MO-
Including the cities of Alton, Belleville, Cahokia, Edwardsville,
Saint Charles, and Saint Louis
341 PM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT
SUNDAY...

* TIMING...Through Sunday evening.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 115 due to temperatures in the lower
  100s, and dewpoints in the lower 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
  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.

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 immediately.

Where`s baby? Look before you lock! Young children and pets
should never be left unattended in vehicles under any
circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather
when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of
minutes.

People in the Saint Louis Metropolitan Area can get information
about cooling centers or energy assistance related to the
excessive heat by calling the United Way of Greater Saint Louis
at 800-427-4626, or if calling from a land line phone dial 2-1-1.
You can also call Cool Down Saint Louis at 314-241-7668.

&&

$$



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