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Heat Advisory

Statement as of 11:45 AM CDT on August 20, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 23, 2014


... Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Saturday...

A heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Saturday.

* Temperatures will continue their heat up through the 90s each
afternoon over the next several afternoons as high pressure
aloft builds into and across the nation's midsection. These
temperatures will combine with rather muggy conditions to
produce afternoon heat index values from 100 to 105 several days
in a row.

* The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will
create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
room... stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and
neighbors. Make sure outside pets have plenty of water.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:11 PM CDT on August 20, 2014


... NWS damage survey for August 17th microburst event
   in Hopkins County Kentucky...

Peak wind estimated 75 mph
path length 500 yards
path width 500 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: August 17, 2014
start time: 3:55 PM CST
start location: 2.5 miles SSW of Madisonville, KY

End date: August 17th, 2014
end time: 3:57 PM CST
end location: 2.25 miles SSW of Madisonville, KY

Damage: 4 homes, a business and a shed lost some shingles. Large sections
of vinyl fence were blown out and several trees limbs were
blown down.

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.


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