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Heat Advisory Issued from Noon - 8 pm Wednesday
July 26th 2017 by Dee Loflin
Heat Advisory Issued from Noon - 8 pm Wednesday

Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Heat Advisory from noon Wednesday to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 for Stoddard County.

HEAT ADVISORY FROM 12PM CDT WED UNTIL 8PM CDT WED

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

.. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

THIS ADVISORY INCLUDES SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS, AND FAR WESTERN KENTUCKY. THE AREA IS ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM MOUNT VERNON ILLINOIS TO PADUCAH AND MAYFIELD KENTUCKY.

* TEMPERATURE...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE MOSTLY IN THE MID 90S. THE PEAK HEAT INDEX IN THE AFTERNOON WILL GENERALLY BE AROUND 105 DEGREES. * IMPACTS...PERSONS WHO WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTDOORS WILL BE AT A POTENTIAL RISK FOR HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS. HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE MAY OCCUR IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. THE VERY YOUNG, THE ELDERLY, AND THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEAT RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

... A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED.

THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. 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.


Last Updated on July 26th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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Special Weather Statement Extended to 3 p.m.
July 25th 2017 by Dee Loflin
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Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a Special Weather Statement until 3 p.m. for Stoddard County, Missouri.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 3PM CDT TUE

...HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS THROUGH WEDNESDAY

... PEAK AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 100 TO 105 TODAY, AND FROM 102 TO 107 DEGREES WEDNESDAY.

THESE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN WHEN WORKING OR PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE.

A HEAT ADVISORY MAY EVENTUALLY BE REQUIRED.


Last Updated on July 25th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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Special Weather Statement Issued Until 5 a.m. Tuesday
July 24th 2017 by Dee Loflin
Special Weather Statement Issued Until 5 a.m. Tuesday

Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 5 a.m. CDT Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 5AM CDT TUE

...HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL BE A CONCERN INTO MID WEEK

... WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES AROUND 90 DEGREES, HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 100 TO 105 DEGREES ARE EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, FAR WEST KENTUCKY AND EXTREME SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.

BY WEDNESDAY, AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL REACH THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 90S. WHEN COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY, THESE CONDITIONS WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDICES OF AT LEAST 100 TO 105 DEGREES ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION. HEAT INDEX VALUES IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, FAR WEST KENTUCKY AND SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS COULD REACH AROUND 107 DEGREES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

A HEAT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED WEDNESDAY IF FORECAST MODELS CONTINUE TO INDICATE THESE CONDITIONS.

ANYTIME IT IS HOT AND HUMID, 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.


Last Updated on July 24th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Stoddard County
July 21st 2017 by Dee Loflin
Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Stoddard County

Stoddard County, Missouri - An Excessive Heat Warning from 12:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, July 22nd has been issued by the National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING FROM 12:30PM CDT FRI UNTIL 8PM CDT SAT

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT SATURDAY...

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM SATURDAY TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT SATURDAY. A HEAT ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM SATURDAY TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY. THE AREA COVERED BY THIS WARNING INCLUDES SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, AND EXTREME WESTERN KENTUCKY FROM PADUCAH WEST.

* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...PEAK HEAT INDICES WILL RANGE FROM 110 TO 115 DEGREES TODAY AND SATURDAY. ON SUNDAY, ANTICIPATED THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY SHOULD LIMIT HEAT INDICES TO BETWEEN 100 AND 110. IN ADDITION, OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE ONLY IN THE MID 70S.

* TEMPERATURE...ACTUAL HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE MID 90S TODAY AND SATURDAY, AND THE LOWER 90S SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS. THE VERY YOUNG, THE ELDERLY, THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING, AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE. ALSO, CAR INTERIORS WILL REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. 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 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.


Last Updated on July 21st 2017 by Dee Loflin




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Heat Advisory Until Sunday for Stoddard County
July 18th 2017 by Dee Loflin
Heat Advisory Until Sunday for Stoddard County

Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a HEAT ADVISORY from noon CDT Wednesday, July 19th until 7:00 p.m. CDT Sunday, July 23, 2017.

...HEAT ADVISORY FROM 12PM CDT WED UNTIL 7PM CDT SUN

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND WESTERN KENTUCKY.

THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...TOPPING THE 100 DEGREE MARK FROM MIDDAY THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON, PEAKING NEAR 105 DEGREES OR SLIGHTLY HIGHER IN SOME AREAS.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESS. THE VERY YOUNG, THE ELDERLY, THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING, AND THOSE PARTICIPATING IN STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL BE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE.

ALSO, CAR INTERIORS WILL REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

... A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED.

THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM

...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS


Last Updated on July 18th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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Heat Index to Potentially Reach 105 Today
July 13th 2017 by Dee Loflin
Heat Index to Potentially Reach 105 Today
Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 5:30PM CDT THURSDAY

...HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 100 TO 105 DEGREES EXPECTED TODAY OVER MOST OF THE AREA

... ANOTHER AFTERNOON OF OPPRESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY, LEADING TO HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 100 AND 105 DEGREES.

THE HIGHEST HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL BE OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WHERE ISOLATED LOCATION MAY BRIEFLY REACH 105. VALUES OF 100 TO 102 ARE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND WEST KENTUCKY. A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY, ESPECIALLY NEAR I-64, WHICH WILL HELP KEEP THE HEAT DOWN AT A FEW LOCATIONS.

BE WATCHFUL FOR THOSE ESPECIALLY IMPACTED BY THE HEAT. YOUNG CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY, PERSONS WITH SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES, AND PETS ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT DURING THIS TIME OF YEAR. DO NOT LEAVE YOUNG CHILDREN OR PETS IN CARS WITH CLOSED WINDOWS...THIS COULD BECOME DEADLY SITUATION IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. BE SURE TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER, TAKE FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN THE SHADE OR AIR CONDITIONED SHELTER. GET OUT OF THE HEAT, IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING HEALTH ISSUES.


Last Updated on July 13th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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Special Weather Statement Extended to 11 PM
July 12th 2017 by Dee Loflin
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Stoddard County, Missouri - The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 11PM CDT WED

...HEAT INDEX VALUES 100 TO 105 DEGREES AGAIN POSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI THURSDAY AFTERNOON

... ANOTHER AFTERNOON OF OPPRESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CAN BE EXPECTED ON THURSDAY, LEADING TO HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 100 AND 105 DEGREES. AT THIS TIME, THE HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS THURSDAY ARE EXPECTED ALONG INTERSTATE 64 AND BETWEEN HARRISBURG AND CAIRO IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS, THEN ACROSS THE DELTA REGION OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI TOWARD THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL.

WHERE RAIN AND CLOUDS DEVELOP, HEAT INDEX VALUES MAY BRIEFLY LESSEN. BE SURE TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER, TAKE FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN THE SHADE OR AIR CONDITIONED SHELTER.

GET OUT OF THE HEAT, IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING HEALTH ISSUES. BE WATCHFUL FOR THOSE ESPECIALLY IMPACTED BY THE HEAT. YOUNG CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY, PERSONS WITH SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES, AND PETS ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT DURING THIS TIME OF YEAR. DO NOT LEAVE YOUNG CHILDREN OR PETS IN CARS WITH CLOSED WINDOWS

...THIS COULD BECOME DEADLY SITUATION IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. HEAT INDEX VALUES SHOULD FALL THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING, OUTSIDE OF EXISTING AREAS OF RAIN.


Last Updated on July 12th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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