Notice of heat today for much of Iowa

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Dangerous heat is forecast this afternoon with heat indices of 100-105 + degrees. A Heat notice is in effect for much of the state from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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 outdoors, be sure to drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks in the shade. Young people, the elderly and people with medical conditions should use extra caution outdoors.

Record temperatures are possible today across the state. the record for June 17e for Waterloo is 97 * fixed in 1897 and again in 1933.

Cedar Rapids record for June 17e is 92 * fixed in 2018.

Thursday will be the hottest day in 2021 so far.

Since 2005, the Des Moines National Meteorological Service has issued, on average, about 4 Heat Advisories per year for their coverage area. There have been four issued in 2020 and so far only ONE in 2021, according to the Iowa Environmental Mesonet:

Iowa Environmental Mesonet

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