Hot and Humid Weather Across Iowa Today

News, Weather

June 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Hot and humid conditions with near record temperatures will be in place over much of Iowa today.  Heat Indices will reach 95 to 105 degrees in the afternoon. Though these conditions are not considered life threatening to most, the uncomfortable weather will require that special attention be paid by persons who live in metropolitan areas where Heat Island effects are most common, and to persons who are more susceptible to heat related health problems, especially the elderly or those who have preexisting health problems.

If you plan on working or being outdoors today, make sure that you drink plenty of water, wear loose fitting and light colored clothes, rest when you feel the need to take a break, and seek shade from time to time to cool off. Also remember to check on the elderly and make sure that pets have adequate sources of water and shelter to prevent heat stress.

For more Heat Safety tips and rules: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dmx/?n=preparesummersafety