Issued for Ramsey & Nicollet; Rice; Blue Earth; Le Sueur; Pierce; Washington; Waseca; Steele; St. Croix; Anoka; Pepin; Faribault; Hennepin; Dunn; Watonwan; Freeborn; Scott; Dakota; Brown; Goodhue; Chippewa; Sibley; Carver; Eau Claire; Martin at 7/17/2019 @ 13:41 PM until 7/19/2019 @ 18:00 PM
The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon Thursday to 7 PM CDT Friday. * TEMPERATURE...Highs around 90 Thursday and 90 to 95 Friday, combined with dewpoints in the 70s, will make for heat indices around 95 to 105 degrees for both Thursday and Friday afternoon. Low temperatures will only fall to 70 to 75, providing little relief from the heat. * 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.
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.