Monday, July 18, 2011
The Joke's on Us
Remember all those times during the winter when I've blogged about how cold it is, or how much snow we've had during a blizzard?
Well, the National Weather Service just sent the following warning out to us. What a switch!
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF
CENTRAL & SOUTHEASTERN NO. DAKOTA THROUGH TUES EVENING.
A HEAT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR FAR WESTERN & NORTHERN
ND THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.
TEMPS IN THE 90S TO AROUND 100, COMBINED WITH VERY HIGH
HUMIDITIES, WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES REACHING 105 TO AS
HIGH AS 120 DEGREES IN THE AFTERNOON & EARLY EVENING HOURS
LOCATIONS OUTSIDE OF THIS CURRENT WARNING OVER FAR WEST & FAR
NORTH CNTL NORTH DAKOTA WILL SEE EXCESSIVE HEAT OF 100 TO
AVOID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IF POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON & EARLY
EVENING. IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE, DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS & STAY OUT
OF THE SUN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
And, this is specific for our area:
HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ TUESDAY.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ TUESDAY.
* HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES SUCH AS HEAT STROKE & HEAT EXHAUSTION
CAN OCCUR IF THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPS IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPS & HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
This is serious business for our animals, and we'll be doing all we can to keep them comfortable and out of the sun.
Posted by Lynn Bartlett at 2:53 PM