« View county listExcessive Heat Warning
Including the cities of Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Newton,
Grinnell, Greenfield, Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset,
Earlham, Indianola, Norwalk, Carlisle, Pella, Knoxville,
Oskaloosa, Corning, Creston, Osceola, Chariton, Albia, Ottumwa,
Bedford, Lenox, New Market, Mount Ayr, Lamoni, Leon, Corydon,
Seymour, Allerton, Humeston, Centerville, and Bloomfield
152 PM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS
* TEMPERATURE...Air temperatures are in the low to mid 90s, with
dewpoints in the mid 70s. This is yielding heat index values in
the 105 to 115 degree range.
* IMPACTS...Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to
heat-related illness if precautions are not taken.
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.