Special Weather Statement: Heat related

News, Weather

September 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

518 AM CDT SUN SEP 8 2013

 …VERY HOT CONDITIONS TO RETURN TO IOWA MONDAY…

VERY HOT CONDITIONS WILL ARRIVE MONDAY WITH NEAR RECORD HIGH
TEMPERATURES OF 95 TO 100 DEGREES FORECAST. DEW POINT VALUES BY
THE AFTERNOON WILL DROP INTO THE 50S TO LOWER 60S AND COMBINED
WITH THE TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES TO
DROP TO 25 TO 30 PERCENT. THESE CONDITIONS WILL ACCELERATE THE
ONSET OF DEHYDRATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED FOR PERSONS THAT MUST BE
OUTDOORS TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER…TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS AND
WEAR LIGHT COLORED AND LOOSE CLOTHING. OUTSIDE EXERCISE SHOULD
TAKE PLACE DURING THE MORNING OR DELAYED UNTIL THE EVENING.

A COLD FRONT WILL DROP SLOWLY THROUGH IOWA MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. THE HEAT WILL LIKELY PERSIST ACROSS SOUTHERN IOWA THROUGH TUESDAY.

IN ADDITION…THERE WILL BE AN ELEVATED WILD FIRE DANGER MONDAY
AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY ACROSS AREAS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA
WHERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE RETURNED. THE COMBINATION OF LOW
HUMIDITY…BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND DRYING VEGETATION COULD LEAD TO QUICK FIRE GROWTH SHOULD A FIRE BE IGNITED.