Heat Advisory in Place for All of Iowa

News, Weather

August 25th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 PM CDT TUESDAY...

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...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY...


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7PM or 10 PM CDT
TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURE...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE MID TO
  UPPER 90S EACH DAY...WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES EXCEEDING 100
  DEGREES DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS.

* IMPACTS...THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF SEVERAL DAYS OF HEAT WILL
  TAKE ITS TOLL...PARTICULARLY ON THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING
  AND THOSE ENGAGING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. SUCH ACTIVITIES SHOULD
  BE DELAYED TO A LATER DATE IF POSSIBLE...OR HELD IN THE MORNING
  TO MINIMIZE HEAT STRESS.

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.

   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.  WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

   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.