Reminder: A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT TODAY BEGINNING AT 1-P.M.

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June 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

346 AM CDT WED JUN 27 2012

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE MOST OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL IOWA, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FAR WEST/SOUTHWEST COUNTIES, WHERE IT EXPIRES AT 9-P.M….

HEAT INDICES OF 105 TO 110 ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING… AS TEMPERATURES CLIMB TO AROUND 100 DEGREES…AND ARE COMBINED WITH DEWPOINTS OF AROUND 70 DEGREES. THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL CREATE AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT EXHAUSTION OR OTHER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES. THE RISK WILL INCREASE WITH PROLONGED OUTDOOR ACTIVITY WITH THE ELDERLY AND VERY YOUNG BEING MOST AT RISK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.