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Excessive Heat Warning

Status

Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Thu 07/18/2019 04:58 AM EDT

End Time

Sat 07/20/2019 08:00 PM EDT

Significance

Warning

Impacts

High impact

Full Alert Message

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Wichita KS 358 AM CDT Thu Jul 18 2019 KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-182300- /O.CON.KICT.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-190721T0000Z/ Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion- Chase-Reno-Harvey-Butler-Greenwood-Woodson-Allen-Kingman-Sedgwick- Harper-Sumner-Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery- Labette- 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 358 AM CDT Thu Jul 18 2019 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...105 to 110 due to temperatures from 95 to 105 and dewpoints that'll range from around 65 in central Kansas to around 75 in southeast Kansas. * TIMING...Beginning early this afternoon and continuing through early 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. You should be prepared for dangerous heat! PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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. As such 9 1 1 should be called immediately! 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. Watch your pets! Temperatures within vehicles can become lethal in only a few minutes. Never leave children or pets in vehicles for any duration! Remember to beat the heat, check the backseat and to "Look before you lock". &&