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Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 3:03 AM CDT Jul. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT /7 PM
CDT/ this evening...

Hazardous weather...

* high temperatures today will reach the lower to middle 90s,
   with peak afternoon heat indices between 105 and 110 degrees.


Impacts...

* heat illnesses are likely for those spending prolonged
   periods outside or in non-air conditioned environments.

* Prolonged heat is most dangerous for Young children and the
   elderly.

* Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in minutes.

* Direct sun on pets and other animals will accentuate chances
   for heat illnesses.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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. Make sure pets and other
animals have a cool environment with water available.





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