Rockford Scanner™: EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM 



 

 

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM 

* TEMPERATURES…Afternoon highs in the lower to mid 90s and
very slow to fall this evening.

* HEAT INDICES…Peak afternoon heat indices in the 110 to 115
degree range.

* IMPACTS…The high temperatures combined with ample sunshine
and oppressive humidity will lead to potentially hazardous
conditions, particularly for the elderly and those with pre-
existing health conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take extra precautions…if you work or spend time outside. When
possible…reschedule strenuous activities. 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.

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.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.