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Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 3:45 AM CDT Jul. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat watch remains in effect from Wednesday
afternoon through Saturday evening...

* heat index values... as high as 105 to 107 Wednesday and
Thursday afternoons due to temperatures that'll range from the
mid 90s in southeast Kansas to between 100 and 105 in central
and south- central Kansas. Dewpoints will range from the lower
70s across southeast Kansas to the mid 60s in central and south-
central Kansas.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of dangerous
heat is expected. The combination of heat and humidity will create
a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink
plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, and stay out of
the sun. Be sure to check on neighbors, relatives and especially
the elderly. Watch your pets! Make sure they, too, are kept in a
cool environment and have plenty of water.


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