HEAT ADVISORY for Cook County in Effect Wednesday 11 AM to 10 PM CDT

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
331 PM CDT TUE JUL 24 2012

COOK-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CHICAGO
331 PM CDT TUE JUL 24 2012

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 10 PM CDT WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 10 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

* TEMPERATURE…WILL TOP OUT NEAR 100 DEGREES.

* HEAT INDICES…WILL PEAK AROUND 105 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS…THESE VERY HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE
THE RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…
STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND
CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. PERSONS IN THE CITY OF
CHICAGO CAN CALL 3 1 1 FOR ADDITIONAL CITY SERVICES.

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!