2 months ago
Event: Excessive Heat Watch
...Hot and Humid Conditions Expected Later this Week...
.Upper ridging looks to slide over the region by the mid to late
week with hot temperatures and high humidity values. This will
lead to high heat index values through Saturday. Plus, little
relief from the heat is expected during the overnight hours with
lows remaining in the 70s to around 80. Some relief is expected
by later in the weekend as a cold front moves into Iowa.
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
* TEMPERATURE...The combination of temperatures in the 90s and
dewpoints into the 70s will produce heat index values of 100 to
110 for several days. Plus, little relief during the nighttime
hours is anticipated as lows remain warm in the middle 70s to
* IMPACTS...Heat-related illnesses may occur due to the
prolonged period of heat and humidity.
Instructions: An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a DANGEROUS 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.