Another Heat Advisory for Sioux Falls Friday
The heat and humidity are back. The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a Heat Advisory for much of southeast South Dakota, including Sioux Falls, until 7:00 PM Friday. Heat index values are expected to be between 100 to 105 this afternoon. Drink lots of water and try to stay out of the heat as much as possible.
* WEATHER CONDITIONS...TEMPERATURES REACHING THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 90S COMBINES WITH HIGH HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN A HEAT INDEX OF 100 TO 105 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE START OF THE EVENING. *IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESS. EXCESSIVE HEAT MAY ALSO IMPACT THOSE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ILLNESS...INCLUDING CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY AND PETS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.