Weather Alerts for Hancock, IL

Issued by the National Weather Service

Heat Advisory  HEAT ADVISORY   Heat Advisory
HANCOCK, IL

Areas Affected:
Hancock - Henderson - McDonough - Warren
Effective: Tue 3:50 am Updated: Tue 8:15 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue 7:00 pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...DANGEROUS HEAT EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...
.A HOT AND HUMID AIRMASS WILL DRIVE HEAT INDEX VALUES INTO THE
DANGEROUS RANGE OF 100 TO 105 THIS AFTERNOON.
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 106 DUE TO TEMPERATURES AROUND 90...
AND DEWPOINTS IN THE MID 70S.
* TIMING...FROM LATE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
EVENING...WITH HIGHEST VALUES DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
* IMPACTS...HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

Information:
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH
HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED. THIS COMBINATION WILL LEAD TO POSSIBLE
HEAT ILLNESSES. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-
CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK ON RELATIVES
AND NEIGHBORS...ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY.
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 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.