Excessive Heat Warning

By: Candice Sorensen Email
By: Candice Sorensen Email

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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAY CENTER...MANHATTAN...ABILENE...
JUNCTION CITY...TOPEKA...LAWRENCE...EMPORIA...OTTAWA
1120 AM CDT FRI AUG 10 2007

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SUNDAY. THE HEAT ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

AN UPPER LEVEL AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS IN PLACE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. HEAT INDICES WILL REACH 105 TO 110 DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS OF FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

HEAT INDICES OF THIS MAGNITUDE ARE CAPABLE OF CAUSING SERIOUS HEALTH RELATED PROBLEMS...AND CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING IN SOME CASES.

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN HIGH HUMIDITIES ARE
EXPECTED TO COMBINE WITH HOT TEMPERATURES TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS HEAT INDICES FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME. PERSONS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID LONG DURATIONS OF WORK IN THE SUN...DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ROOM...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. BE ESPECIALLY ATTENTIVE TO THE ELDERLY AND CHILDREN. WATCH YOUR PETS AND MAKE SURE THEY TOO ARE KEPT IN A COOL ENVIRONMENT WITH PLENTY OF WATER.


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