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Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Adair; Adams; Appanoose; Audubon; Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Butler; Calhoun; Carroll; Cass; Clarke; Crawford; Dallas; Davis; Decatur; Franklin; Greene; Grundy; Guthrie; Hamilton; Hardin; Humboldt; Jasper; Lucas; Madison; Mahaska; Marion; Marshall; Monroe

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Stifling Heat Continues into Saturday... .Very hot and humid conditions will persist into Saturday over much of Iowa. Little relief from the heat is forecast tonight with lows remaining in the 70s to around 80. Saturday, the hot and humid conditions will begin to break across northern Iowa followed by more seasonal temperatures returning to the entire area by Sunday. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will produce daytime heat index values of 105 to 115 degrees through Saturday. Overnight lows will remain warm in the middle 70s to near 80.

* IMPACTS...Heat-related illnesses may occur due to the prolonged period of heat and humidity.

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. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.


Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Clayton; Fayette; Floyd

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...Dangerous Heat Expected through Saturday... .Plan on dangerous heat into Saturday. The hottest temperatures will be seen this afternoon and early evening. During this time period, temperatures will be in the 90s and heat indices will range from 100 to 120. At 3 PM, heat indices ranged from 100 to 120. The highest index was 117 at Lake City Minnesota. The high heat will still be across northeast Iowa and far southwest Wisconsin Saturday. Heat indices will range from 95 to 105. Exposure to heat for multiple days is very dangerous, especially for the elderly, children, and pets. Be sure to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activities. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts, especially if you have outdoor plans. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Temperatures will be in the mid and upper 90s, with heat indices of 110 to 120 range through early evening. Heat indices on Saturday will range from 95 to 105.

* IMPACTS...This dangerous and prolonged heat can cause heat illnesses, especially in the elderly, very young and pets.

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. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors.


Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Anoka; Blue Earth; Brown; Carver; Dakota; Faribault; Freeborn; Goodhue; Hennepin; Le Sueur; Martin; McLeod; Meeker; Nicollet; Ramsey; Redwood; Renville; Rice; Scott; Sibley; Steele; Waseca; Washington; Watonwan; Wright; Yellow Medicine

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TEMPERATURE...Highs of 90 to 95 this afternoon, combined with dew points in the upper 70s and low 80s, has resulted in heat indices of 105 to 115 degrees. Cooler temperatures are expected later tonight, as a cold front moves across the area.

* IMPACTS...The high heat indices during the day will lead to increased risk for heat-related illness for those active outdoors or with limited access to air conditioning.

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. 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. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young 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.


Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Cerro Gordo; Emmet; Hancock; Kossuth; Palo Alto; Winnebago; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...Stifling Heat Continues into Saturday... .Very hot and humid conditions will persist into Saturday over much of Iowa. Little relief from the heat is forecast tonight with lows remaining in the 70s to around 80. Saturday, the hot and humid conditions will begin to break across northern Iowa followed by more seasonal temperatures returning to the entire area by Sunday. ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TEMPERATURE...Highs in the 90s with dew points in the mid to upper 70s will result in heat index values of around 110 degrees this afternoon into the evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat-related illnesses may occur due to the prolonged period of heat and humidity.

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.


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