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Excessive Heat Warning

Statement as of 3:17 AM CDT on July 23, 2016

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2016


... Excessive heat warning now in effect until 8 PM CDT Sunday...

* heat index values... of 105 to 109 degrees.

* Timing... this afternoon and Sunday afternoon.

* Impacts... the heat and humidity will make heat related illness
such as heat stress... heat cramps... and possibly heat stroke
more likely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation
where heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids and stay
in an air conditioned room. Stay out of the sun and check up on
relatives and neighbors. Temperatures within vehicles can become
lethal in a few minutes. Never leave children or pets in
vehicles. Remember to beat the heat... check the backseat.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on July 23, 2016


... On this date in weather history...

In 2010, huge severe thunderstorms hammered parts of
central South Dakota with destructive hail. Many
hailstones were 6 to 8 inches in diameter! The largest
hailstone reached an incredible 8 inches in diameter and
weighed 1.94 pounds, making it the largest and heaviest
hailstone in United States history. The humongous
hailstone landed in Vivian, located about 15 miles south
of Pierre. No doubt, the horrendous hail punched holes
in many roofs and patios. It is believed that the
incredibly intense updrafts associated with the Vivian
severe thunderstorm ranged from 160 to 180 mph! These
extremely dangerous thunderstorms also produced 80 to 90
mph winds and 2 tornadoes. Minnesota has been referred
to as the state with 10,000 lakes. In 1987, violent
thunderstorms practically turned Minneapolis St. Paul
into the Twin Cities with 10,000 lakes. Around 10 inches
of rain inundated Minneapolis in six and a half hours, of
which 5.26 inches swamped the city in only two hours.
The flash flooding was obviously appalling as it turned
streets into rushing rivers, parking lots into lakes, and
storm sewers into spouting geysers. The flooding caused

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Alabama - Heat Advisory
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Excessive Heat Warning , Record Report
Arkansas - Heat Advisory , Record Report
California - Wind Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning, Wind Advisory , Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch , Excessive Heat Warning , Air Quality Alert
District of Columbia - Heat Advisory
Hawaii - Tropical Storm Watch , Tropical Storm Warning , High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory , High Surf Warning, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch
Illinois - Excessive Heat Warning, Dense Fog Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement
Indiana - Dense Fog Advisory, Heat Advisory , Heat Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory, Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Air Quality Alert
Iowa - Excessive Heat Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Kansas - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Excessive Heat Warning, Dense Fog Advisory , Heat Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory, Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning
Louisiana - Heat Advisory , Record Report
Maryland - Heat Advisory , Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch , Air Quality Alert
Michigan - Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Mississippi - Heat Advisory
Missouri - Excessive Heat Warning , Heat Advisory
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Nebraska - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning
Nevada - Record Report
New Jersey - Excessive Heat Watch , Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch , Excessive Heat Warning , Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert
New York - Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert
North Carolina - Air Quality Alert
North Dakota - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Ohio - Heat Advisory , Excessive Heat Warning
Oklahoma - Heat Advisory , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Excessive Heat Watch , Excessive Heat Warning , Air Quality Alert
South Dakota - Excessive Heat Warning , Fire Weather Warning
Tennessee - Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert
Texas - Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Utah - Record Report
Virginia - Heat Advisory , Air Quality Alert
Washington - Record Report
West Virginia - Heat Advisory
Wisconsin - Flash Flood Watch , Heat Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Wyoming - Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report

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