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Heat Advisory Issued In Lincoln While Drought Continues In Western Iowa


The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Lincoln yesterday in response to high temperatures. The advisory goes into effect when the heat index is from 100 to 104 degrees and there is a possibility of heat-related illnesses. To combat the hot weather, the CDC says to stay hydrated and wear light-colored clothing. The Quad Cities region is suffering under a drought that has extended for several weeks and is being categorized on national weather maps as abnormally dry.  Parts of central and western Iowa are reported under extreme drought conditions.  Rainfall for August is an inch and a quarter below normal.