Heat Advisory in effect Wednesday afternoon for western & sw Iowa

News, Weather

July 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

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400 PM CDT TUE JUL 17 2012

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY…

* TIMING…THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY COMBINED WILL IMPACT THE REGION
MAINLY IN THE MID AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS WEDNESDAY.

* TEMPERATURE…TEMPERATURES WILL APPROACH THE MID 90S ACROSS
THE SOUTH BY MIDDAY. EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES WILL
REACH 100 DEGREES AND HEAT INDICES WILL REACH 105 DEGREES BY
MID AFTERNOON AS HIGH TEMPERATURES REACH THE MID TO UPPER 90S.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH
HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT
ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…WEAR LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING…
STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK
UP ON RELATIVES… NEIGHBORS AND PETS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS…IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK…THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS
IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY
HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE
IS AN EMERGENCY…CALL 9 1 1.

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…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY…