Excessive Heat Warning:
Issued at: 3:04 PM CDT on July 28, 2015, expires at: 9:00 PM CDT on July 28, 2015
- ...Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 9 PM CDT this evening...
- short term trends...temperatures were in the mid 90s across the region Tuesday afternoon...with heat indices between 103 and 109 degrees. Temperatures will cool slowly through the 80s later this evening.
- Timing and areas affected...an excessive heat warning is now in effect for far south central Missouri through Wednesday evening. The heat warning will expire for the rest of southeastern Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks this evening.
- Temperature...high temperatures in the middle 90s and heat indices between 100 and 110 degrees can be expected through sunset across the region. Similar conditions are expected on Wednesday for far south central Missouri.
- Impacts...the combination of high temperatures and high humidity will result in an increased potential for heat related illnesses. Precautionary/preparedness actions... An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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.