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Heat Advisory
Statement as of 11:45 AM CDT on August 20, 2014

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

A heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Saturday.

* Temperatures will continue their heat up through the 90s each afternoon over the next several afternoons as high pressure aloft builds into and across the nation's midsection. These temperatures will combine with rather muggy conditions to produce afternoon heat index values from 100 to 105 several days in a row.

* The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors. Make sure outside pets have plenty of water.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:11 PM CDT on August 20, 2014

...NWS damage survey for August 17th microburst event in Hopkins County Kentucky...

Peak wind estimated 75 mph path length 500 yards path width 500 yards fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: August 17, 2014 start time: 3:55 PM CST start location: 2.5 miles SSW of Madisonville, KY

End date: August 17th, 2014 end time: 3:57 PM CST end location: 2.25 miles SSW of Madisonville, KY

Damage: 4 homes, a business and a shed lost some shingles. Large sections of vinyl fence were blown out and several trees limbs were blown down.

Note: the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS storm data.

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