Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for McLean (ILC113) Illinois Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Excessive Heat Warning Excessive Heat Warning - McLean (Illinois)


Updated:Thu, 21-Jul-2011 3:40am CDT
Effective:Thu, 21-Jul-2011 3:40am CDT
Expires:Thu, 21-Jul-2011 3:30pm CDT
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Cass; Champaign; Christian; Clark; Clay; Coles; Crawford; Cumberland; De Witt; Douglas; Edgar; Effingham; Fulton; Jasper; Knox; Lawrence; Logan; Macon; Marshall; Mason; McLean; Menard; Morgan; Moultrie; Peoria; Piatt; Richland; Sangamon; Schuyler; Scott; Shelby; Stark; Tazewell; Vermilion; Woodford
 
Instructions: An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot weather will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely for those outdoors or in locations without air conditioning. Take extra precautions to reduce risks during outdoor work. Reschedule outdoor activities to early morning or evening if possible. Drink plenty of water...even if you do not feel thirsty. Schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned areas. Check up on relatives and neighbors... Especially the elderly and those in poor health. Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. In these weather conditions...car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool location. Heat stroke is a life threatening medical emergency...call 9 1 1.

Message summary: ...heat wave to continue into this weekend across central and southeast illinois...
...excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 pm cdt saturday...
An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 pm cdt saturday.
* afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 90s with a few spots near 100 degrees will combine with dewpoints in the middle 70s to near 80 degrees to produce dangerous heat conditions. Expect afternoon heat index values between 105 and 115 degrees...with temperatures remaining in the 80s for a good portion of the night. These conditions will continue through at least saturday.
* the impacts of heat stress are cumulative...and increase each day the heat wave continues. Anyone spending time outdoors...
Or involved in strenuous activity...will be susceptible to serious and potentially life threatening heat illnesses.
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