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Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Adams; Allen; Blackford; Cass; De Kalb; Elkhart; Fulton; Grant; Huntington; Jay; Kosciusko; La Porte; Lagrange; Marshall; Miami; Noble; Pulaski; St. Joseph; Starke; Steuben; Wabash; Wells; White; Whitley

NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ THURSDAY TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ SATURDAY... The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued an Excessive Heat Warning...which is in effect from 2 PM EDT /1 PM CDT/ Thursday to 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ Saturday. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect for Indiana counties. HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* Afternoon to early evening temperatures from Thursday through Saturday in the 90s with heat indices from around 100 to 110 degrees. The hottest heat indices is expected on Friday and Saturday. IMPACTS...

* Heat illnesses likely for those spending prolonged periods outside or in non-air conditioned locations.

* Prolonged heat most dangerous for young children and elderly.

* Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in minutes.

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. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors. 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.


Excessive Heat Watch

Areas Affected: Bartholomew; Boone; Brown; Carroll; Clay; Clinton; Daviess; Decatur; Delaware; Fountain; Greene; Hamilton; Hancock; Hendricks; Henry; Howard; Jackson; Jennings; Johnson; Knox; Lawrence; Madison; Marion; Martin; Monroe; Montgomery; Morgan; Owen; Parke; Put

NWS Indianapolis (Central Indiana)

...Excessive heat expected Thursday through Sunday... ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* TEMPERATURE...Highs in the mid to upper 90s daily, with heat index reaching 105 to 110.

* IMPACTS...Several days of heat indices of at least 105 degrees could have a cumulative impact on some individuals, especially those who spend a prolonged amount of time outdoors. The most susceptible are the very young, the elderly, and those without air conditioning, and anyone conducting strenuous outdoor activities. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Never leave pets, children or the elderly unattended in parked vehicles. The extended period of high heat and humidity will worsen the effects of heat stress.

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a DANGEROUS 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.


Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Benton; Jasper; Lake; Newton; Porter

NWS Chicago (Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana)

...A PERIOD OF DANGEROUS HEAT EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA... .A multiple day episode of dangerous heat is expected Thursday through Saturday. There is a potential for showers and thunderstorms Thursday morning that may keep Thursday cooler than forecast, especially in the morning. However confidence is increasing that dangerous heat will arrive later Thursday afternoon and peak in intensity on Friday. Additionally, there will be little relief from the heat overnight Thursday and Friday. The urban heat island core of Chicago is most susceptible to night time temperatures that do not cool significantly, limiting the amount of relief that can occur at night. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT THURSDAY TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY... The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from noon CDT Thursday to 7 PM CDT Saturday. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.

* HIGH TEMPERATURES...Peaking well into the 90s each day, with Friday and Saturday potentially in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees.

* MAXIMUM HEAT INDICES...Peaking 104 to 114 each afternoon.

* LOW TEMPERATURES...Lows only in the upper 70s to near 80 on Thursday and Friday nights will offer little to no relief from the heat.

* IMPACTS...The cumulative effects of temperatures and heat index values this high could lead to heat related illnesses with prolonged exposure. Those without air conditioning, elderly, small children, and pets are especially susceptible. Plan ahead. Have a cool place to shelter from the heat. Avoid outdoor activity, especially strenuous ones, during the peak heating times of the day.

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. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors. 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.


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