Heat Advisory For Sioux Falls Friday and Saturday
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of southeastern South Dakota, as well as parts of Iowa and Minnesota, for Friday and Saturday. This includes the city of Sioux Falls.
Heat and humidity will combine to create heat indexes in the upper 90s and lower 100s. Take special car to stay out of the heat if you can. If you have to be outside take breaks and drink lots of water.The elderly and children are especially vulnerable.
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 9 PM CDT SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO 9 PM CDT SATURDAY. * WEATHER CONDITIONS...TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB INTO THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 90S ACROSS THE REGION FRIDAY AFTERNOON. HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL ALSO BE INCREASING...LEADING TO AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 97 AND 104 DEGREES. HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST INTO SATURDAY AND EVEN SUNDAY WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES AGAIN APPROACHING 97 TO 104 DEGREES IN THE AFTERNOON. * 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 THE CHILDREN...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.