Excessive Heat Warning:
Issued at: 3:44 PM CDT on July 27, 2015, expires at: 9:00 PM CDT on July 28, 2015
- ...Excessive heat warning in effect until 9 PM CDT Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has issued an excessive heat warning...which is in effect until 9 PM CDT Tuesday. The heat advisory is no longer in effect.
- Temperature...overnight temperatures will bottom out in the middle 70s. Tuesday afternoon temperatures will top out in the middle 90s with heat index values between 103 and 107.
- Impacts...oppressive heat will result in an increased risk of heat related illnesses. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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. 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. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.