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20240617 Extreme Heat

Updated: Jun 22

This is your Prepare Now Message in advance the forecasted heat wave for the 17-20 June 2024 period (and possibly beyond).




Update No. 7


Update: 10:00 am on Saturday, 22 June 2024


Timing: Monday through Saturday


Change: Updated temperature forecasts.


HEAT ADVISORY is in effect for Clinton County through 8 pm on Saturday.


Updated NWS OnePager:



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Update No. 6


Update: 6 am on Friday, 21 June 2024


Timing: Monday thru Saturday


Primary Hazards:

  • The potential for heat stress related illnesses.

  • Multiple days of hot conditions with little relief at night may have a cumulative effect and result in more heat illness from one or two hot days.


HEAT ADVISORY is in effect for Clinton County through 8 pm on Saturday.


Additional Information:

  • Any thunderstorms today will have the potential to produce damaging downbursts winds.

  • Some hail is not out of the question.


Updated NWS OnePager:


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Update No. 5


Update: 6:30 am on Thursday, 20 June 2024


Timing: Monday through Saturday


Change: Updated temperature forecasts.


HEAT ADVISORY is in effect for Clinton County through 8 pm on Saturday.



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Update No. 4


Update: 11:30 am on Wednesday, 19 June 2024


Timing: Monday thru Saturday


Primary Hazards:

  • The potential for heat stress related illnesses.

  • Multiple days of hot conditions with little relief at night may have a cumulative effect and result in more heat illness from one or two hot days.


HEAT ADVISORY is in effect for Clinton County through 8 pm on Saturday.


Additional Information:

  • Any thunderstorms today will have the potential to produce damaging downbursts winds.

  • Some hail is not out of the question.


Updated NWS OnePager:


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Update No. 3


Update: 6:30 am on Tuesday, 18 June 2024


Timing: Monday through Saturday


Change: Update of forecasted temperatures and potential for thunderstorms on Tuesday with the potential to produce damaging downburst winds.


HEAT ADVISORY remains in effect for Clinton County through 8 pm on Friday.



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Update No. 2


Update: 6:30 am on Monday, 17 June 2024


Timing: Monday thru Saturday


Primary Hazards:

  • The potential for heat stress related illnesses.

  • Multiple days of hot conditions with little relief at night may have a cumulative effect and result in more heat illness from one or two hot days.


HEAT ADVISORY is in effect for Clinton County through 8 pm on Friday.

*This may have to be extended into Saturday at some point...


Additional Information:

  • Any thunderstorms today will have the potential to produce damaging downbursts winds.

  • Some hail is not out of the question.


Updated NWS OnePager:



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Original Posting: 6:30 am on Friday, 14 June 2024


Timing: Monday thru Thursday, and possibly beyond


Confidence: Not provided


Primary Hazards: If the forecast remains clear of any rain, as current indications suggest, then heat indices could be slightly higher than currently forecast. for all of Clinton County.

  • Multiple days of heat indices of 100° to 105°.

  • High temperatures in the mid to upper 90s.

  • Increased likelihood of heat stress related incidents.



NWS issued OnePager:



What is a heat index?  The heat index, also known as the apparent temperature, is what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature. This has important considerations for the human body's comfort. When the body gets too hot, it begins to perspire or sweat to cool itself off. If the perspiration is not able to evaporate, the body cannot regulate its temperature. Evaporation is a cooling process. When perspiration is evaporated off the body, it effectively reduces the body's temperature. When the atmospheric moisture content (i.e. relative humidity) is high, the rate of evaporation from the body decreases. In other words, the human body feels warmer in humid conditions.






Residents can take several steps to prepare for a heat wave:


Stay Informed: cc-ema.org/alerts

  • Monitor local weather forecasts and heat advisories.


Create a Cool Environment: cc-ema.org/heat

  • Ensure air conditioners are working properly.

  • Use fans to circulate air.

  • Close curtains or blinds to block direct sunlight.

  • Consider spending time in air-conditioned public places if home cooling is inadequate.


Stock Up on Supplies: cc-ema.org/kit

  • Have plenty of water and non-perishable food items.

  • Ensure you have a supply of any necessary medications.

  • Keep a battery-operated or hand-crank fan and extra batteries on hand.


Stay Hydrated:

  • Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty.

  • Avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol, or high sugar content.


Plan Outdoor Activities Wisely:

  • Limit outdoor activities, especially during the hottest parts of the day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing.

  • Use sunscreen and wear a hat to protect from sun exposure.


Check on Vulnerable Individuals:


Prepare for Power Outages: cc-ema.org/power

  • Have a plan in case of power outages.

  • Use cool showers or wet cloths to cool down.

  • Know the location of the nearest cooling centers.


Know the Signs of Heat-Related Illnesses:

  • Be aware of symptoms such as heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, nausea, headache, and cramps.

  • Seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or do not improve.


Adjust Diet:

  • Eat smaller, more frequent meals.

  • Avoid heavy and hot foods that can increase body heat.


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