Heat Advisory Extended to western/sw Iowa today (Friday)

News, Weather

August 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Omaha has extended a HEAT ADVISORY that is currently in effect until 7-p.m. Friday (Today). The ADVISORY now includes the following counties in western & southwest Iowa:
MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT & PAGE, in addition to the remainder of the State. The western/sw Iowa ADVISORY begins at 1-p.m., and expires at 7-p.m.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB INTO THE MID AND UPPER 90S THIS AFTERNOON. THE TEMPERATURES WILL COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY TO CREATE HEAT INDEX VALUES FROM 103 TO 108 FOR A TIME THIS AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE AN INCREASED THREAT FOR HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE…ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WORKING OUTDOORS.

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.