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Excessive Heat Warning

National Weather Service Wichita KS
318 PM CDT Tue Jul 16 2019

...Intense Heat To Grip All Areas From Wednesday Thru Saturday...

Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove,
Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling,
McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls,
Strong City, Hutchinson, Newton, El Dorado, Augusta, Andover,
Rose Hill, Eureka, Madison, Yates Center, Iola, Humboldt,
Kingman, Derby, Haysville, Bel Aire, Park City, Valley Center,
Wichita, Anthony, Harper, Attica, Wellington, Winfield,
Arkansas City, Howard, Moline, Longton, Grenola, Neodesha,
Fredonia, Chanute, Sedan, Cedar Vale, Coffeyville, Independence,
and Parsons
318 PM CDT Tue Jul 16 2019


The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued an Excessive
Heat Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM Wednesday to 7 PM CDT
Saturday. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.

* Heat Index Values...Up to 105 to 108 due to afternoon
  temperatures from the upper 90s in southeast Kansas and 100 to
  near 105 in south central and central Kansas thru Friday.
  Dewpoints will range from the mid 60s to mid 70s.

* TIMING...Beginning Wednesday afternoon and continuing through
  Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses due to the prolonged period of
  heat and humidity. The most susceptible are the elderly, very
  young and animals. Now is the time to prepare.


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
heat and humidity will create a dangerous situation where
heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids and stay
in an air conditioned room. 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.



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wichita KS
231 PM CDT Tue Jul 16 2019

231 PM CDT Tue Jul 16 2019

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Central Kansas,
South Central Kansas and Southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Widely scattered thunderstorms will affect south central Kansas
this afternoon. The storms are not expected to be severe, though
may contain brief strong wind gusts to around 50 mph.

Heat indices from 100 to 103 are likely across nearly all of
central and south central Kansas this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

The heat will become increasingly dangerous from Wednesday through
late Saturday afternoon. An Excessive Heat Watch remains in effect
for all areas from around noon Wednesday until early Saturday
evening, and should be referred to for further details.


Spotter activation is not anticipated this afternoon or tonight.


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