Story by Wendy Erlien
High temperatures are expected to continue in Woodbury.
Much of the state is under an excessive heat warning, according to National Weather Service
The warning began noon Sunday, Aug. 25 and continues through midnight Tuesday, Aug 27.
An excess heat warning means a prolonged period of “dangerously hot temperatures will occur,” according to the alert. Temperatures are forecast to continue in the high 90s through Tuesday with the heat index values up to 110.
A heat advisory “means that a period of hot temperatures is
“The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illness are possible, “according to the National Weather Service.Precautionary/preparedness actions include, according to the National Weather Service website:
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Stay in an air-conditioned room.
- Stay out of the sun.
- Check up on relatives and neighbors.
- Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
- When possibly, 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.