Heat Advisory Tuesday Afternoon

By: NWS
By: NWS

REPUBLIC, WASHINGTON, MARSHALL, NEMAHA, BROWN, CLOUD, CLAY, RILEY, POTTAWATOMIE, JACKSON, JEFFERSON, OTTAWA, DICKINSON, GEARY, MORRIS, WABAUNSEE, SHAWNEE, DOUGLAS, LYON, OSAGE, FRANKLIN.

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF: MARYSVILLE, HIAWATHA, CONCORDIA,
CLAY CENTER, MANHATTAN, ABILENE, JUNCTION CITY, TOPEKA,
LAWRENCE, EMPORIA, OTTAWA

A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM CDT TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURE: THE MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX WILL RANGE FROM 105 TO 112 DEGREES TODAY AND AGAIN ON TUESDAY.

* TIMING: DANGEROUS HEAT INDEX VALUES CAN BE EXPECTED BETWEEN NOON AND 9 PM TODAY AND TUESDAY...WITH THE HIGHEST VALUES FROM 3 PM TO 7 PM.

* IMPACT: THOSE EXPOSED TO THE EXTREME HEAT OVER A PROLONGED PERIOD MAY BE OVERCOME BY THE HEAT AND EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT HEALTH ISSUES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN HIGH HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO COMBINE WITH HOT TEMPERATURES TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 105 DEGREES OR GREATER. PERSONS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID PROLONGED WORK IN THE SUN...OR IN POORLY VENTILATED AREAS. ALSO KEEP PLENTY OF LIQUIDS ON HAND AND TRY TO STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT.

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. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY,
CALL 911.


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