Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Marion (INZ047) Indiana Issued by the National Weather Service


Excessive Heat Warning Excessive Heat Warning - Marion (Indiana)

Updated:Jul 20 2019 9:33pm
Effective:Jul 20 2019 9:33pm
Expires:Jul 21 2019 8:00pm

Areas affected: Bartholomew; Boone; Brown; Carroll; Clay; Clinton; Daviess; Decatur; Delaware; Fountain; Greene; Hamilton; Hancock; Hendricks; Henry; Howard; Jackson; Jennings; Johnson; Knox; Lawrence; Madison; Marion; Martin; Monroe; Montgomery; Morgan; Owen; Parke; Putnam; Randolph; Rush; Shelby; Sullivan; Tippecanoe; Tipton; Vermillion; Vigo; Warren
Instructions: 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. 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.

Message summary: ...excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 pm edt sunday...
* temperature...highs in the lower to middle 90s, with maximum heat indices reaching from around 100 to around 105 degrees.
* impacts...several days of heat indices of around 105 degrees could have a cumulative impact on some individuals, especially those who spend a prolonged amount of time outdoors. The most susceptible are the very young, the elderly, and those without air conditioning, and anyone conducting strenuous outdoor activities. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Never leave pets, children or the elderly unattended in parked vehicles. The extended period of high heat and humidity will worsen the effects of heat stress.
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