Extreme heat terminology: understanding Chicago’s upcoming weather

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With a heat advisory in Chicago in place for Friday, you’ll be hearing a lot of information about the temperature and humidity in the media. But do you know what all the terms mean? Part of safety is correctly knowing what to expect, so let’s review some of the weather terminology when it comes to heat.

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Prepare and protect for Friday’s Heat Advisory in Chicago

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Chicagoland for Friday afternoon and evening. Temperatures are expected close to 100 degrees, with heat indexes in the 105 to 110-degree range. That’s a dangerous combination.

Here are some things you can do today to prepare for the extreme heat, and tips for handling the heat tomorrow, from FEMA and recommended by the Lake County Health Department:

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Leave the booms to the pros this 4th of July, but if not, be safe

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Fireworks can be fun, but can also be dangerous, and deadly. If you are going to celebrate with fireworks, follow these safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and recommended by the Lake County Health Department:

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Garden Chef Series for June 25 & 26: Tapas Gitana & Glen Prairie

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The Chicago Botanic Garden Garden Chef Series features noted chefs preparing recipes with garden-fresh ingredients in the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden’s open-air amphitheater. Demonstrations are Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30pm and 2:30pm. The featured chefs for this weekend are:

  • Andy Novak from Tapas Gitana, in Northfield and Chicago
  • Danny Ovanin from Glen Prairie, in Glen Ellyn

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Walk with a Naturalist in Grant Woods on June 25

The Lake County Forest Preserves are offering another “Walk with a Naturalist” session on Saturday, June 25. These are one-hour guided nature hikes held at a different forest preserve each month.

The June 25 Walk with a Naturalist will be held from 9:00-10:00am at Grant Woods, near Fox Lake.

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Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls some Italian Blend Salads – Chicago wellness | Examiner.com

Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling 2,880 cases of Dole Italian Blend salads which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The salads were distributed in twelve states, including Illinois and Indiana, and three Canadian Provinces.

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