Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
1240 PM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 PM...

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055-066-067-077-078-230000-
/O.CON.KSGF.HT.Y.0001.140722T1800Z-140723T0000Z/
BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-VERNON-ST. CLAIR-BARTON-CEDAR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT SCOTT...PITTSBURG...
BAXTER SPRINGS...COLUMBUS...WARSAW...COLE CAMP...NEVADA...
APPLETON CITY...OSCEOLA...LAMAR...EL DORADO SPRINGS...STOCKTON
1240 PM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...TEMPERATURES AT NOON TO 1 PM WERE AROUND 90
  DEGREES WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES MOSTLY IN THE UPPER 90S TO NEAR
  100 DEGREES.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS
  AND WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI THIS 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.

&&

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DSA





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