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Weather Service Issues Excessive Heat Watch

Posted on 17 July 2017 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—An Excessive Heat Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service and will currently impact Central Iowa.  The announcement was made Monday afternoon and will be in effect Wednesday through Saturday.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
258 PM CDT Mon Jul 17 2017

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH FOR CENTRAL TO SOUTHERN IOWA WEDNESDAY
THROUGH SATURDAY...

.Beginning Wednesday, a prolonged period of 4 days of Heat
Advisory conditions with apparent temperature values near to above
105 degrees are possible across central to southern Iowa.

258 PM CDT Mon Jul 17 2017

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued an
Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon
through Saturday evening.

* TEMPERATURE...Highs will likely be well into the low to mid 90s
  each day beginning Wednesday afternoon and continuing through
  Saturday afternoon. With dewpoints in the low to mid 70s,
  apparent temperatures may reach and exceed 105 degrees each of
  these afternoons. Further, overnight temperatures will be near
  75 degrees each of these mornings.

* IMPACTS...Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to
  heat-related illness if precautions are not taken.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and
high humidity will combine to create a DANGEROUS 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.


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Boone Municipal, IA

Last Updated on Jul 22 2017, 8:55 pm CDT

Current Conditions: Fair

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Temp: 77°F

Wind: West at 3mph

Humidity: 94%

Dewpoint: 75.2°F

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