Heat advisories issued for parts of the state

Temperatures could reach 100 degrees in some places in the state.

Susie Jones
May 27, 2018 - 2:01 pm
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The National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued a heat advisory today and could even upgrade that to a heat warning Monday. 

According to Bill Borghoff with the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen, temperatures could reach 100 degrees in some places in the state.

"The heat and humidity will persist through Memorial Day, " he said. "Even in the metro, we could reach the mid 90's in the morning and more sun than we did today."

The elderly and children are the most vulnerable to heat stroke. "If your heart starts racing, it's working too hard," said Dr. David Hilden, of WCCO's Healthy Matters.  Another sign of trouble would be if you stop sweating. "It's a sign your body is dehydrated, and you have no more to give," he said. Hilden recommends finding shade and even using a water bottle to spray yourself off to cool down, and get out of the sun if you can.

Alcohol can also be a factor. Hilden said people who drink too much often don't recognize signs of distress. "Make sure you are not around water, because drowning is a concern," he said

It's also a good idea to look out for elderly neighbors."Maybe the fan broke, maybe the air conditioning broke, and relatively mild temperature increases outside can lead to dangerous heat inside homes," Hilden said.

There were plenty of people outside this weekend cooling off at area lakes.  The DNR is encouraging people to use life jackets when boating and to not operate a vessel if drinking.