... Excessive heat warning now in effect until 11 PM CDT this
* timing... heat index values will remain above 105 degrees into
the late evening.
* Heat index values... up to 114 due to temperatures in the upper
90s... and dewpoints around 80.
* 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
An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity will occur. In
addition... nighttime conditions will remain warm and muggy
providing little chance for relief. This combination will create
a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are
likely... especially for those living in un-air conditioned homes
People in the Saint Louis metropolitan area can get information
about cooling centers or energy assistance related to the
excessive heat by calling the United way of greater Saint Louis
at 800-427-4626... or if calling from a land line phone dial 2-1-
1. You can also call cool down Saint Louis at 314-241-7668.