« View county listHeat Advisory
Including the cities of Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines,
Indianola, Norwalk, and Carlisle
801 PM CDT Sun May 27 2018
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT MONDAY...
...HEAT ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Monday.
* TEMPERATURE...Temperatures in the upper 90s with heat index
values just over 100 degrees within the Des Moines metro area.
* IMPACTS...Heat illnesses are possible for those active
outdoors or those susceptible to heat illnesses, such as
children and the elderly.
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
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.