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NEW ULM — Tyler and Missy Vorwerk of Gibbon beat the heat Tuesday and brought their boys Lucas and Lynn to the North Park Splash Pad.
Tyler Vorwerk, a dairy farmer, said he will bring his family to the bullpen when he has time.
“The kids loved the park. They play on the playground, then come to the splash pad and cool off when it gets hot. Tyler said.
“It’s not so bad in the shade with the breeze.” Missy Vorwerk said.
There were a number of children on the starting platform on Tuesday. Others were in the city’s wading pools.
The temperature reached 93 degrees, but it felt like 98 degrees on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory from 10am on Wednesday to 8pm CST on Thursday. Heat index values are expected to reach 102 Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
According to the warning, high temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illness.
Low temperatures Thursday morning are expected to stay above 70 degrees, which will limit the ability to cool off overnight.
Precautionary measures include drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room, staying away from the sun, and checking on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left alone in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities for the early morning or evening. Wear lightweight, loose clothing when possible.
Schedule frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone with a fever should be moved to a cool, shaded place. Heatstroke is an emergency. Call 911.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an Air Quality Advisory for the Twin Cities from noon Tuesday, July 25 until 9 p.m. Thursday, July 27.
In the Twin Cities, ground-level ozone is expected to be high Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Ozone levels are expected to reach the orange Air Quality Index (AQI) category, a level considered unhealthy for sensitive groups, across central and southern Minnesota.
Sensitive groups should limit prolonged or heavy exertion and time spent outdoors.
For more information, visit https://www.pca.state.mn.us/news-and-stories/air-quality-alert on ozone.
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