Archive for Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Heat advisory upgraded to Excessive Heat Warning until 7 p.m. Thursday

June 23, 2009, 7:37 a.m. Updated June 23, 2009, 1:04 p.m.


1:03 p.m. Because extremely hot, humid conditions are expected to persist for four consecutive days — through Thursday — the National Weather Service has upgraded the heat advisory that had been in effect for Lawrence and surrounding areas to an Excessive Heat Warning.

The warning has been extended and is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday and covers virtually all of eastern Kansas and western Missouri.

An excessive heat warning is only issued when high temperatures and humidity are expected to combine to make it feel hotter than 110 degrees outside.

The National Weather Services urged everyone to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat, if possible.

6News Meteorologist Alex Harrington said that heat waves are responsible for more direct deaths in the United States than any other weather-related hazard, except extreme cold.


boy_genius 8 years, 7 months ago

Logarithmic, is this unprecidented, or is it merely summer weather during a summer month? Any answer that starts with "I can remember" doesn't count.

bankboy119 8 years, 7 months ago


Please explain the longer Winter and Spring and cooler temperatures overall due to global warming this year.

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 7 months ago

Averages for June; Average high: 85°; Average low: 64°; Record high: 107° (1980) The weather goes up and down. The climate for a given area is relatively stable. Now that we have a space station in orbit, and weather satellites scientists have the ability to track and record what is happening. The earth is self-contained. All the water we have is already here. It is naturally circulated though evaporation and rain and being trapped in certain types of rocks. But, our aquifiers are running low, and rivers are dammed and the water used for things like swimming pools and lush green lawns and golf courses in the desert.

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