Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
318 PM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...DANGEROUS HEAT INDICES INTO THE EVENING HOURS...

KSZ049-051>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-230100-
/O.NEW.KICT.HT.Y.0005.140822T2018Z-140823T0100Z/
SALINE-MCPHERSON-MARION-CHASE-RENO-HARVEY-BUTLER-GREENWOOD-
WOODSON-ALLEN-KINGMAN-SEDGWICK-HARPER-SUMNER-COWLEY-ELK-WILSON-
NEOSHO-CHAUTAUQUA-MONTGOMERY-LABETTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SALINA...MCPHERSON...MARION...
COTTONWOOD FALLS...HUTCHINSON...NEWTON...EL DORADO...AUGUSTA...
EUREKA...YATES CENTER...IOLA...KINGMAN...WICHITA...ANTHONY...
HARPER...WELLINGTON...WINFIELD...ARKANSAS CITY...HOWARD...
FREDONIA...CHANUTE...ERIE...SEDAN...COFFEYVILLE...INDEPENDENCE...
PARSONS
318 PM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES...THROUGH EARLY EVENING WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER
  90S TO LOW 100S. COMBINED WITH CURRENT HUMIDITY...HEAT INDICES
  WILL RANGE FROM 103 TO 109 DEGREES.

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.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL CREATE CONDITIONS WHERE HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK
PLENTY OF FLUIDS AND STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ROOM IF POSSIBLE.
STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.
TEMPERATURES WITHIN VEHICLES CAN BECOME LETHAL IN A FEW MINUTES.
NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN VEHICLES. REMEMBER TO BEAT THE
HEAT...CHECK THE BACKSEAT.

&&

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