Heat Advisory Monday - High Heat Dangers
The National Weather Services has issued a heat advisory from 11AM Monday until 7PM Monday for many counties in our area. Those include Clay, Wilkin, West Otter Tail, East Otter Tail, Wadena, Grant, Cass, Ransom, Sargent and Richland counties.
Heat indeces are expected to be between 100 and 105 degrees. The NWS says this is the first significant heat wave this summer season. Since it's cooler than normal, many people may not be acclimated.
With temperatures in excess of 90 degrees and high humidity today and tomorrow, it can be a dangerous combination.
The risk of heat exhaustion and stroke is greatly increased. That's especially so for the young and old. Doctors say to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun and try to stay in air conditioned areas if you are able.
Another caution to watch out for, surfaces like roads and sidewalks can become extremely hot, so it's important to wear shoes.