Heat Advisory Today for Much of Iowa
Dangerous heat is forecast this afternoon with heat indices of 100-105+ degrees. A Heat Advisory is in effect for much of the state from 1 to 8 PM.
According to the National Weather Service:
A Heat Advisory means that temperatures of at least 100°F* or Heat Index values of at least 105°F* are expected.
If you must be outside, be sure to drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks in the shade. The young and elderly and those with medical conditions should use extra caution outdoors.
Record high temperatures are possible today across the state. The record for June 17th for Waterloo is 97* set in 1897 and again in 1933.
The record high for Cedar Rapids for June 17th is 92* set in 2018.
Thursday will be the hottest day of 2021 so far.
Since 2005, the National Weather Service in Des Moines issues, on average, around 4 Heat Advisories per year for their coverage area. There were four issued in 2020 and so far just ONE in 2021, according to the Iowa Environmental Mesonet:
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