Saturday, September 23, 2017
The temperatures have held in the 100s for the past week throughout Johnson County. An Excessive Heat Warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Southern Illinois Friday morning and will remain in effect until Saturday evening.

Excessive Heat Warning issued for Vienna

The temperatures have held in the 100s for the past week throughout Johnson County. An Excessive Heat Warning was issued by the National Weather Service for Southern Illinois Friday morning and will remain in effect until Saturday evening.

The National Weather Service out of Paducah, Ky. issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Johnson County and other parts of Southern Illinois early Friday at 3:20 a.m. and is to remain in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday.

Below is a copy of the warning:

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT
SATURDAY FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS...SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND WESTERN KENTUCKY.

* TIMING...DANGEROUS LEVELS OF HEAT WILL OCCUR TODAY AND SATURDAY
  DURING THE LATE MORNING THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON PERIOD.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...HIGHEST AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL
  RANGE FROM 100 TO 105. SOME LOCATIONS MAY SEE HEAT INDEX
  READINGS CLIMB INTO 105 TO 115 RANGE FOR A SHORT TIME...
  ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HEAT RELATED ILLNESS SUCH AS HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT
  STROKE AREA A REAL THREAT. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE BECAUSE OF
  THE LONGEVITY OF THIS HEAT WAVE. THE EFFECTS OF EXTREME HEAT
  ARE CUMULATIVE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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