Heat Advisory In Effect Until 7pm Friday

Conditions more typical of summer than fall can be expected into this evening with unusually high heat and humidity for late
September.

Highs will range from the middle 80s to lower 90s. Peak heat index values will approach or exceed 100 degrees this afternoon, and will fall to around 90 by 7 pm. Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to heat-related illness if precautions are not taken. People planning outdoor activities–and people attending or participating in athletic and other outdoor events–this
afternoon or this evening should be cognizant of these unusually warm and humid conditions.

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.

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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