Heat Advisory Until 10 PM for Cook County, Including the City of Chicago

Heat Advisory
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1111 AM CDT TUE JUL 17 2012

COOK-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CHICAGO
1111 AM CDT TUE JUL 17 2012

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS 98 TO 102…WITH NO LAKE BREEZE COOLING
ANTICIPATED. LOWS TONIGHT IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S.

* HEAT INDICES…PEAKING BETWEEN 103 AND 110 DEGREES THROUGH EARLY
THIS EVENING.

* 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.

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!