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Excessive Heat Watch for Walker, MN

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH FROM 1PM CDT WED UNTIL 9PM CDT THU

.A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL CREATE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NORTHLAND. EXPECT HEAT INDEX VALUES TO REACH 95 TO 105 DEGREES ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. IN ADDITION… TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY WILL REMAIN VERY WARM DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS… PROVIDING LITTLE RELIEF BEFORE FRIDAY.* LOCATION… CASS… CROW WING… AITKIN… AND PINE COUNTIES IN MINNESOTA. INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WALKER… PINE RIVER… BRAINERD… HILL CITY… AITKIN… PINE CITY… AND HINCKLEY

* HEAT INDEX VALUES… 95 TO 105 DEGREES.

* TEMPERATURES… HIGHS AROUND 90 DEGREES WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS AROUND 70 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS… THE HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. YOUNG CHILDREN AND ELDERLY PEOPLE ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESS. AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS AND ENSURE THEY HAVE A COOL PLACE TO SHELTER FROM THE HEAT. IF WORKING OUTDOORS… DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND WEAR LIGHT-COLORED CLOTHING.

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