Extended Excessive Heat Warning To Begin Saturday

News, Weather

July 20th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO 9 PM
CDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED AN
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM SATURDAY TO
9 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...SATURDAY BUILDING INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

* TEMPERATURE...TEMPERATURES WILL RISE TO THE MID 90S NORTH TO
  ABOVE 100 DEGREES SOUTH BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH MIDWEEK. WITH DEW POINTS IN THE 60S THIS WILL
  PUSH HEAT INDICES NEAR TO ABOVE 105 DEGREES FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND INCREASED
  HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH
  HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY IF SIGNIFICANT PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT
  OBSERVED. THE PROLONGED NATURE OF THE HEAT BOTH DAY AND NIGHT
  WILL ACCUMULATE OVER TIME. PERSONS EXPECTED TO BE OUTDOORS FOR
  SEVERAL DAYS NEED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IN THEIR
  ACTIVITIES.