HEAT ADVISORY for Thursday Noon to 8 PM CDT

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
422 AM CDT WED JUN 27 2012

…HOT WEATHER EXPECTED THURSDAY…

.HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN THE MID LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE ACROSS
THE MIDWEST WILL BRING HOT TEMPERATURES TO NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND
NORTHWEST INDIANA THURSDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 100 TO 105
DEGREES ARE EXPECTED…WITH A FEW UPPER 90S POSSIBLE NEAR LAKE
MICHIGAN IN FAR NORTHEAST ILLINOIS.

RECORD HIGHS FOR THURSDAY JUNE 28TH:

CHICAGO: 101/1971
ROCKFORD:103/1934

ALL-TIME JUNE RECORD HIGHS:

CHICAGO: 104…6/20/1988.
ROCKFORD: 106…6/1/1934.

ALL-TIME RECORD HIGHS:

CHICAGO: 105…7/24/1934
ROCKFORD: 112…7/14/1936

WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-
LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK…
WAUKEGAN…OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…WHEATON…CHICAGO…
OTTAWA…OSWEGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…KANKAKEE…PONTIAC…
WATSEKA…PAXTON…GARY…VALPARAISO…MOROCCO…RENSSELAER…
FOWLER
422 AM CDT WED JUN 27 2012 /522 AM EDT WED JUN 27 2012/

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /1 PM EDT/ TO 8 PM CDT
/9 PM EDT/ THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /1 PM EDT/ TO 8 PM
CDT /9 PM EDT/ THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURE…FORECAST HIGHS RANGE FROM 100 TO NEAR 105 DEGREES.
MODERATE HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL KEEP PEAK HEAT INDEX READINGS IN
THE 105 TO 110 DEGREE RANGE.

* IMPACTS…PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THIS HEAT CAN BE DANGEROUS IF
THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. SUNSTROKE…HEAT CRAMPS OR
HEAT EXHAUSTION IS POSSIBLE WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE AND PHYSICAL
ACTIVITY.

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 WEATHER IS EXPECTED.
HIGH 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.

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!

National Weather Service Forecast as of Wednesday morning 8:45 a.m. …

Today: Sunny, with a high near 91. Breezy, with a south southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Heat index values as high as 104. West wind around 10 mph becoming east. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. East northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.



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