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Heat Advisory:

Issued at: 3:40 PM CDT on July 21, 2014, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on July 22, 2014
  • ...Heat advisory in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Tuesday.
  • Timing and areas affected...across extreme southeastern Kansas and west central Missouri Tuesday afternoon.
  • Temperature...afternoon highs will climb into the middle 90s. This combined with dew points in the lower 70s will result in heat index readings around 105 degrees.
  • Impacts...the effects of these hot and humid conditions will lead to an increased risk of heat related illness. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1. Raberding
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