Altoona, IA (50009)

4:00 PM CDT on July 23, 2016 (GMT -0500)
Altoona, Iowa (NE) | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Excessive Heat Warning

Elev 938 ft 41.64 °N, 93.45 °W | Updated 31 seconds ago

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88.7 °F
Feels Like 105 °F
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Wind Variable Wind from East
Gusts 0.0 mph

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Pressure 29.79 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 12000 ft
Scattered Clouds 16000 ft
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft
Heat Index 105 °F
Dew Point 79 °F
Humidity 74%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:00 AM 8:40 PM
Waning Gibbous, 82% visible
METAR KDSM 232054Z 20010KT 10SM FEW120 SCT160 SCT200 33/27 A2982 RMK AO2 SLP087 60000 T03280267 58019
Pressure 29.79 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 12000 ft
Scattered Clouds 16000 ft
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft
Heat Index 105 °F
Dew Point 79 °F
Humidity 74%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:00 AM 8:40 PM
Waning Gibbous, 82% visible
METAR KDSM 232054Z 20010KT 10SM FEW120 SCT160 SCT200 33/27 A2982 RMK AO2 SLP087 60000 T03280267 58019

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Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 3:44 PM CDT Jul. 23, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 PM CDT this
evening...

* temperature... high temperatures in the upper 80s to 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.