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Heat Advisory

Statement as of 3:33 PM CDT on August 20, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 24, 2014


... Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Sunday...

* timing... dangerous levels of heat and humidity will continue for
the rest of the week and into the upcoming weekend.

* Heat index values... up to 106.

* Impacts... the combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity will likely lead to an increased risk of heat-
related stress and illness. The very Young... the elderly...
those without air conditioning... and those participating in
strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible.
Also... car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter
of minutes. Beat the heat... check the backseat! Never leave
children or pets unattended in a vehicle... not even for a
minute.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to the 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 immediately.




Special Statement

Statement as of 9:02 PM CDT on August 20, 2014

Expires 10:45 PM EDT on August 20, 2014


... Significant weather advisory for Clinton... Bond... western
Washington... St. Clair... southwestern Montgomery... eastern Madison
and southeastern Macoupin counties until 945 PM CDT...

At 900 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar was tracking
strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Wilsonville to Troy
to Smithton... and moving east at 30 mph.

Hail up to the size of pennies and wind gusts up to 50 mph are
expected with these storms... along with heavy rain and frequent
dangerous lightning.

Locations near the path of these storms include...
Shiloh...
Staunton...
Scott AFB...
Freeburg...
Lebanon...
Mascoutah...
Highland...
New Baden...
Breese...
Greenville...

This storm will also impact...
Interstate 70 in Illinois from Exit 21 to Exit 45.
Interstate 55 in Illinois from Exit 23 to Exit 44.
Interstate 64 in Illinois from Exit 9 to Exit 61.

If threatening weather approaches your area... take shelter in a
sturdy building.

Torrential rain... which may flood low lying areas such as ditches and
underpasses... is also likely. Do not drive your vehicle on a flooded
roadway.


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Alabama - Areal Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Arizona - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Special Statement
California - Flash Flood Watch , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Public Information Statement
Florida - Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Georgia - Flash Flood Warning , Heat Advisory
Idaho - Record Report
Illinois - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Record Report
Kansas - Heat Advisory
Kentucky - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Coastal Flood Advisory
Massachusetts - Public Information Statement
Michigan - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Record Report
Mississippi - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Public Information Statement
Montana - Special Statement , Record Report
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Nevada - Flash Flood Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
New York - Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Special Statement
North Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Ohio - Flood Warning
Pennsylvania - Areal Flood Advisory
South Carolina - Heat Advisory , Special Statement
South Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Record Report
Tennessee - Areal Flood Advisory
Texas - Areal Flood Advisory , Heat Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Public Information Statement
Utah - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Public Information Statement
Virginia - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement
Washington - Flash Flood Watch
Wisconsin - Special Statement
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