HEAT ADVISORY issued from 1-p.m. Friday until 7-p.m. Sunday (6/15-17)

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June 14th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

…Prolonged Oppressive Heat Conditions Expected This Weekend…

Forecast confidence is extremely high for oppressive heat conditions beginning Friday afternoon and lasting through Sunday afternoon. Widespread daytime heat index values of over 100 degrees are expected. Overnight minimum temperatures will only
lower to the low to mid 70s. Daytime winds with gusts above 20 mph are expected.

Sac-Crawford-Carroll-Greene-Audubon-Guthrie-Dallas-Cass-Adair-Madison Counties (300 PM CDT Thu Jun 14 2018)

Heat Advisory for counties in orange

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM Friday to 7 PM CDT Sunday.

* TEMPERATURE…High temperatures will range from 95 to 99 degrees. With dewpoints in the low 70s, heat index values will range from 100 to 105 degrees throughout this time period.

* IMPACTS…Lack of overnight relief from the heat will lead to additional stress. Strong daytime winds will increase the risk of dehydration. The prolonged nature of this event will compound and amplify heat-related impacts.

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. Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink. Avoid drinking alcoholic and caffeinated beverages as they dehydrate you.

Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even for a minute.

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.