Heat Advisory for Sioux Falls Wednesday Afternoon
Temperatures in the 90s and high humidity will combine to make Wednesday afternoon (July 19) miserable in Sioux Falls. So, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for parts of southeastern South Dakota. This area includes Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Vermilion and Yankton.
The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Wednesday. * TEMPERATURE...High temperatures will reach the mid 90s Wednesday afternoon producing heat index values between 100 and 105 degrees. * IMPACTS...The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will increase the potential for heat-related stress and illness. 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.