Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1124 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...HOT AND VERY HUMID CONDITIONS PERSIST THROUGH TODAY...

.HOT TEMPERATURES AND OPPRESSIVE HUMIDITY WILL PERSIST TODAY...
MAINLY OVER SOUTHERN IOWA. MORE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND
RELATIVELY COOLER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED OVER NORTHERN IOWA.

IAZ044>050-057>062-070>075-081>086-092>097-240000-
/O.CON.KDMX.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160724T0000Z/
CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-
DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-
MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...BOONE...
AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...
GLADBROOK...AUDUBON...EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...
CASEY...PERRY...WAUKEE...ADEL...DES MOINES...NEWTON...GRINNELL...
ATLANTIC...GREENFIELD...STUART...ADAIR...FONTANELLE...WINTERSET...
EARLHAM...INDIANOLA...NORWALK...CARLISLE...PELLA...KNOXVILLE...
OSKALOOSA...CORNING...CRESTON...OSCEOLA...CHARITON...ALBIA...
OTTUMWA...BEDFORD...LENOX...NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR...LAMONI...
LEON...CORYDON...SEYMOUR...ALLERTON...HUMESTON...CENTERVILLE...
BLOOMFIELD
1124 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

* TEMPERATURE...HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 90S COMBINED WITH
  DEW POINTS RANGING FROM 75 TO 80 WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX
  VALUES OF 100 TO 110 DURING THE PEAK HEATING OF THE DAY.

* IMPACTS...EXCESSIVE HEAT COULD LEAD TO SEVERE HEAT RELATED
  ILLNESSES AND POSSIBLY DEATH IF PROPER ACTION IS NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT
TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS
SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY.

CHILDREN...SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS ARE AT
HIGHER RISK. RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISE
TO COOLER EVENING HOURS. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND TAKE FREQUENT
BREAKS TO GET OUT OF THE HEAT AND GET INTO AN AIR CONDITIONED
SPACE. DO NOT LEAVE PETS AND/OR CHILDREN IN UNATTENDED VEHICLES.
CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF
MINUTES IN THESE CONDITIONS.

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. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.

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