Heat Advisory Through Tuesday
Hot and humid weather will continue this weekend for the Sioux Empire with temperatures reaching into the 90s. Those temps combined with the humidity will push the heat index into the triple digits. Heat Advisories are in effect through Tuesday.
To help beat the heat here are some tips from the National Weather Service.
- Increase your intake of non-alcoholic, non-carbonated, caffeine-free beverages.
- Wear clothing that is light in color and loose fitting.
- Avoid the outdoors during extreme heat. Stay out of the sun if possible.
- Postpone outdoor games and activities.
- Eliminate strenuous activity such as running, biking and lawn care work when it heats up.
- Eat fewer foods that increase metabolic activity/heat...Proteins for example. Increased metabolic heat increases water loss.
Be proactive by checking on those most susceptible to heat related illnesses such as small children, the elderly, and those with medical conditions. Individuals left isolated without air conditioning has led to numerous deaths in recent heat waves. Don't forget to double-check the backseat, and remember that pets are even more susceptible to the heat than humans!
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD 1004 AM CDT SAT AUG 24 2013 ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY... * WEATHER CONDITIONS...CLOUDS WILL GRADUALLY CLEAR THROUGH THE MORNING LEADING TO A HOT AND HUMID AFTERNOON. HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S...COMBINED WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S...WILL RESULT IN AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 100 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON. CONTINUED HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY AS WELL. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. 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. CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS...AND DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES. 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.