Heat Advisory in effect until July 19, 08:00 PM EDT

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory in effect until July 19th at 8 PM:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1114 AM EDT THU JUL 18 2013

…HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY…

.A LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE LOCAL AREA INTO FRIDAY AFTERNOON….PROLONGING THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY. TEMPERATURES WILL RISE INTO THE LOW 90S AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THESE TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH DEW POINT TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW 70 TO MID 70S WILL CAUSE HOT MUGGY CONDITIONS WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 100.

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…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ FRIDAY…

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW 90S THIS AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* HEAT INDICES AROUND 100 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOW TEMPERATURES WILL ONLY DROP INTO THE LOW TO MID 70S TONIGHT WITH HEAT INDICES IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S PROVIDING
LITTLE RELIEF AT NIGHT.

IMPACTS…

* HEAT STROKE…HEAT EXHAUSTION AND OTHER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES WILL BE POSSIBLE IF NO PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS ARE
TAKEN. THOSE WITH OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS AND DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT 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.

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