Excessive Heat Warning

Published 07/23 2016 04:12AM

Updated 07/23 2016 04:12AM

Issued at: 07/23/2016 4:10:00 AM CDT
Expires on: 07/23/2016 7:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Story IAZ044>050-057>062-070>075-081>086-092>097-231715- /O.CON.KDMX.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160724T0000Z/ CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE- DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION- MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD- DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE... AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART... GLADBROOK...AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD... CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL...DES MOINES...NEWTON...GRINNELL... ATLANTIC...GREENFIELD...STUART...ADAIR...FONTANELLE...WINTERSET... EARLHAM...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...KNOXVILLE... OSKALOOSA...CORNING...CRESTON...OSCEOLA...CHARITON...ALBIA... OTTUMWA...BEDFORD...LENOX...NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR...LAMONI... LEON...CORYDON...SEYMOUR...ALLERTON...HUMESTON...CENTERVILLE... BLOOMFIELD 410 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * TEMPERATURE...HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 90S COMBINED WITH DEW POINTS RANGING FROM 75 TO 80 WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 100 TO 110 DURING THE PEAK HEATING OF THE DAY. * IMPACTS...EXCESSIVE HEAT COULD LEAD TO SEVERE HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES AND POSSIBLY DEATH IF PROPER ACTION IS NOT TAKEN. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. CHILDREN...SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS ARE AT HIGHER RISK. RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISE TO COOLER EVENING HOURS. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS TO GET OUT OF THE HEAT AND GET INTO AN AIR CONDITIONED SPACE. DO NOT LEAVE PETS AND/OR CHILDREN IN UNATTENDED VEHICLES. CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES IN THESE CONDITIONS. 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. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1. && $$

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