CASS-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATLANTIC...CORNING...CRESTON... BEDFORD...LENOX...NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR 332 PM CDT THU JUL 24 2014 ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY. * TIMING...TEMPERATURES WILL WARM RAPIDLY ON FRIDAY...APPROACHING THE 90 DEGREE MARK BY MOON. * TEMPERATURE...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE LOW TO MID 90S. DEW POINT TEMPERATURES WILL RISE INTO THE LOW TO MID 70S. THIS COMBINATION WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105 DEGREES FRIDAY AFTERNOON. 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 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.
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
TODAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 20 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND AROUND 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
FRIDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HOT AND HUMID. BREEZY. HIGH IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 105 IN THE AFTERNOON.
FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. LOW IN THE LOWER 70S. WEST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 105 THROUGH MIDNIGHT.
SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOW IN THE MID 60S.
SUNDAY..MOSTLY CLEAR. HIGH AROUND 80.
330 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014
EARLY THIS MORNING…MOSTLY CLEAR. COOLER. NORTHEAST WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
TODAY…SUNNY. NOT AS WARM. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 60. EAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
THURSDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 30 PERCENT.
THURSDAY NIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY. LOW IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 MPH.
FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. BREEZY…WARMER. HIGH IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH. HIGHEST HEAT INDEX READINGS 100 TO 103 IN THE AFTERNOON.
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOW AROUND 70. HIGH 88 TO 93.
A HEAT ADVISORY CONTINUES UNTIL 8-PM FOR THE FAR WEST/SW COUNTIES, & UNTIL 7-PM FOR CASS & THE REMAINING AREA COUNTIES.
Early this morning – Mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. South wind at 5-15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20%.
Today Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 108. South southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. North northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.
Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 58. East wind 7 to 10 mph.
Thursday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South southeast wind 8 to 13 mph.
Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
The first extreme heat wave of the summer is forecast for Iowa this week, with highs in the 90s and the heat indexes in the 100s. With events like RAGBRAI and the State Softball Tournament occurring this week, The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans even young and healthy individuals can have a heat-related illness if they are active during hot weather.
“After a week of mild temperatures and relatively low humidity, this wave of heat will be a big adjustment for many. People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn’t enough,” said IPDH Medical Director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk. “In such cases, a person’s body temperature rises rapidly. Especially when the humidity is high, sweat will not evaporate as quickly, preventing the body from releasing heat quickly.”
Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, the people are at greatest risk include:
People age 65 or older
Infants and young children
People who are performing manual labor or exercising outdoors
People who have a chronic illness, especially those with heart disease or high blood pressure, or who take certain medications, such as those for depression, insomnia, or poor circulation.
To protect your health when temperatures and humidity are high, remember to keep cool and use common sense. The following tips are important:
Increase fluid intake, regardless of your activity level. The best way to tell you are well-hydrated is if your urine is light yellow. If it gets dark, stop and rehydrate by drinking water immediately.
If experiencing a lot of sweating, replace salt and minerals by eating foods like bananas and salty crackers, or drink rehydrating beverages that contain salts such as sports drinks, and special rehydration fluids.
Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and wear sunscreen.
Wear hats that shade your face such as sun hats, visors, etc.
Keep in the shade or air conditioned areas as much as possible.
Work slowly if you are not used to working or exercising in heat and humidity. Stop immediately if you get dizzy, nauseated, or feel weak. Go into an air conditioned space and drink cool liquids.
Use a buddy system. Watch others for heat-induced illness, since some people may not realize that they are suffering heat-related illnesses and can become confused or lose consciousness.
For more information about preventing heat-related illness, visit http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.asp.
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…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT TUESDAY…
A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7-P.M. TUESDAY FOR THE REST OF WESTERN IOWA.
* TEMPERATURE…HIGHS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE IN THE 90S TO AROUND 100 DEGREES.
* TIMING…HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL PEAK BETWEEN ABOUT 103 AND 110 DEGREES AT MOST LOCATIONS BETWEEN 4 PM AND 6 PM…THEN SLOWLY DECREASE OVERNIGHT. HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL AGAIN TOP OUT FROM 105 TO 110 DEGREES TUESDAY.
* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. THE YOUNG AND ELDERLY ARE ESPECIALLY AT RISK TO THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY…CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND
NEIGHBORS IF THEY DO NOT HAVE AIR-CONDITIONING.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM AND STAY OUT OF THE SUN. CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.
400 AM CDT MON JUL 21 2014 …A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY FOR ALL BUT THE EXTREME PARTS OF WESTERN/SOUTHWEST IOWA, WHERE THE ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 1-PM TO 7-PM MONDAY…
HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING…WITH ONLY MODERATE RELIEF TONIGHT. THE MOST PRONOUNCED HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL BE EXPERIENCED IN MOST AREAS…ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 30…ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL PEAK IN THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S…WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES REACHING THE LOWER 100S IN MANY AREAS TO AROUND 105 OVER THE WEST THIRD OF IOWA. ON TUESDAY TEMPERATURES WILL PEAK IN THE UPPER 80S NORTH TO MID 90S CENTRAL AND SOUTH…WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES APPROACHING 100 OVER THE NORTH…AROUND 105 OVER THE CENTRAL THIRD…AND APPROACHING 110 OVER THE SOUTH THIRD OF IOWA.
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 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.