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Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 8:18 PM Jul. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

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 The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect.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.


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