Excessive Heat Warning

Published 07/23 2016 02:29PM

Updated 07/23 2016 02:29PM

Issued at: 07/23/2016 2:22:00 PM CDT
Expires on: 07/23/2016 7:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Woodbury IAZ001-012-020-031-NEZ013-014-SDZ038-039-050-052>055-057>071- 240000- /O.CON.KFSD.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160724T0000Z/ LYON IA-SIOUX-PLYMOUTH-WOODBURY-DIXON-DAKOTA-BEADLE-KINGSBURY- GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON- MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-LINCOLN SD- BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-UNION- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD... LARCHWOOD...SIOUX CENTER...ORANGE CITY...ROCK VALLEY...HAWARDEN... HULL...LE MARS...SIOUX CITY...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN... SOUTH SIOUX CITY...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON... GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...WOONSOCKET... HOWARD...MADISON...ORLAND...CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...PLANKINTON... WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...SALEM... CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...SIOUX FALLS...WAGNER... PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY...ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT... PARKSTON...FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...CLAYTON...PARKER... CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...IRENE...HURLEY...CHANCELLOR... CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND... SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...YANKTON...VERMILLION... NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON 222 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * WEATHER CONDITIONS...TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THE 90S THIS AFTERNOON WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS STILL HIGH... LEADING TO A PEAK HEAT INDEX OF 100 TO 105 DEGREES. RELIEF IS FINALLY EXPECTED BEHIND A COLD FRONT SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. 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. 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. 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. && $$