Excessive Heat Warning:

Issued at: 7:13 PM CDT on July 27, 2015, expires at: 9:00 PM CDT on July 28, 2015
  • ...Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 9 PM CDT Tuesday...
  • short term trends...heat indices this evening will remain in the 94 to 105 degree range before cooling off into the upper 80s and lower 90s after sunset.
  • Timing and areas affected...the excessive heat warning is in effect for all of southeastern Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks through Tuesday evening.
  • Temperature...high temperatures in the middle 90s and heat indices between 103 and 110 degrees are again expected on Tuesday for much of the area.
  • 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.
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