« View county listAir Quality Alert
Including the cities of Woodstock, Waukegan, Aurora, Elgin, Wheaton,
Chicago, Oswego, Morris, and Joliet
1152 AM CDT Sat Jun 16 2018
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT SUNDAY...
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has determined that an
air pollution action day will be declared for the greater Chicago
Metropolitan Area and is in effect from midnight tonight to midnight
CDT Sunday night.
An air pollution action day is declared when weather conditions are
such that widespread ozone and or particulate levels are expected to
be at or above the unhealthy for sensitive groups category of the
air quality index.
Active children and adults especially people with pulmonary or
respiratory disease such as asthma should limit prolonged outdoor
Area residents are urged to reduce pollution levels. Air quality
forecasts and tips on how you can reduce your emissions can be found
media contact...217 558 1536.
$$Excessive Heat Warning
Including the city of Chicago
331 AM CDT Mon Jun 18 2018
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
* TEMPERATURES...Highs in the low to mid 90s.
* HEAT INDICES...Peak heat indices of 100 to 105.
* IMPACTS...The extended duration of heat, combined with nearly
full sunshine, and oppressive warmth at night will lead to
hazardous conditions, particularly for the elderly and those
with pre-existing health conditions. Residents of the city of
Chicago can call 3...1...1...to request well being checks for
elderly friends or family members, or for information on
finding the nearest cooling center.
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.