UNDATED (WJON News) -- Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week wraps up Friday with the final topic of “Extreme Heat.”

Last week, parts of the state saw temps in the upper 70s and 80s, and while there are no more unseasonably warm days in the upcoming forecast, it’s important to remember how to prevent and treat heat-related illnesses before those temps return.

The National Weather Service can issue Excessive Heat Watches and Warnings based on the Heat Index. The index uses the air temperature and relative humidity to calculate the “feels like” temp.

Advisories from the NWS are issued when the Heat Index shows that there is a possibility someone could develop a heat disorder such as Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke if they spend an extended period of time outside.

Officials say good ways to prevent or treat heat-related illnesses include staying hydrated, taking breaks, limiting time outside, spending time in air conditioning, and taking cold showers or baths.

Over the course of the week, WJON has covered each day’s Severe Weather Awareness Week topic in detail. You can find this story as well as the others from the rest of the week up on our website: wjon.com.

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2023:

Monday - Alerts and Warnings

Tuesday - Thunderstorms, Lightning, and Hail

Wednesday - Floods

Thursday - Tornadoes

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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