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Lawrence has third straight day of triple-digit temps, warning in effect until Wednesday evening

August 10, 2010, 12:00 a.m. Updated August 10, 2010, 3:05 p.m.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 9, 2010

Lots of sun and plenty of oppressive heat in the region as our high soars to 101° with a light south wind. Evening temperatures will linger in the middle 70's under clear skies. Enlarge video

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning Saturday for Douglas County starting 1 p.m. Sunday and ending 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Lawrence has seen triple-digit heat for the third straight day. The temperature officially hit 101 degrees with a heat index of 111 just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, according to the NWS. By 9 a.m., the heat index had already reached 92 degrees.

As of 6 p.m. Monday, the temperature remained at the 100-degree mark, with humidity pushing the heat index up to 111, according to the NWS. Temperatures hit 101 degrees Sunday afternoon with a heat index reached as high as 113 degrees.

Expect the heat wave to cause hot temperatures throughout the week until next weekend. All neighboring counties are included in the warning.

An excessive heat warning is issued when there is a heat index of at least 105 degrees for more than three hours per day for two consecutive days, or a heat index of more than 115 degrees for any period of time. A heat advisory is issued when the heat index is at least 105 degrees but less than 115 degrees for less than three hours per day, or when nighttime lows are above 80 degrees for two consecutive days.

Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity of this magnitude can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you plan to be outside:

  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing
  • Wear sunscreen to avoid sunburn

Children, the elderly and those who are chronically ill are at the most risk in extreme heat. The National Weather Service recommends that friends and family members check on those at risk regularly. Temperatures inside cars can also become extreme within a matter of minutes.

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kernal 3 years, 8 months ago

Here we are having extreme heat and South American is having record cold and snow wreaking havoc down there. Repeat three times really fast, "There's no such thing as global warming".

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ashleyd83 3 years, 8 months ago

you might want to update the excessive heat warning. according to the NWS website, they have extended the warning to Friday evening at 8 PM.

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whats_going_on 3 years, 8 months ago

Now it says its going to be 101 on Thursday too.

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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parrothead8 3 years, 8 months ago

"Children, the elderly and those who are chronically ill are at the most risk in extreme heat."

And animals. Don't forget your animals. Outdoor pets are at high risk in this weather.

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 8 months ago

Riverdrifter.. It's pretty soundstage cheap of you to lay down turf for a few feet, then have a painted background like you're in the Wizard of Oz, just for an avatar. I'm sure you could have pulled over about anywhere on someone's drive and got a decent shot.

Sheesh.

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 8 months ago

Summary:

It's hot.

No, it's really, really, really hot.

It's "I think I'm going out of my mind hot"!

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blue73harley 3 years, 8 months ago

"Hot town, summer in the city Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty Been down, isn't it a pity Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head "

Lovin' Spoonful

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Hereigns7 3 years, 8 months ago

The oil spills, hurricanes, floods, mudslides, and the global heat wave (which have been the cause of many fires, toxic smoke, and deaths) have many searching for answers. The internet is buzzing with articles and excellent blogs. But could it be simply the biblical sequence of God's wrath being poured out upon the earth which is relevant to current events in today's world. What if we are dealing with the wrath of God? Please understand the wrath of God is letting man slip deeper and deeper into the consequences of his own sin. Please visit my website at http://www.revelation-truth.org . Rev. Daniel W. Blair author of the book Final Warning

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countrygirl 3 years, 8 months ago

To borrow a phrase from a friend, it's hotter than fish grease! We just got home from Colorado and I'm ready to turn around and go back!!

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fabian_zimbabwe 3 years, 8 months ago

"Man it's a hot one...like seven inches from the mid-day sun..."

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Take_a_letter_Maria 3 years, 8 months ago

In an update to some earlier coverage -

Still in Kansas, still August, still hot.

Mangino orders bear crawling for all complainers, and two orders of ibroke's breakfast special.

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Shardwurm 3 years, 8 months ago

"We've had a nice cool year up until a week or two ago."

Eh? I seem to remember 90s throughout June which was a little unusual...and on the weekend of my class reunion in mid-July it was stifling. From my perspective it was winter until May 10th, spring for 2 weeks, then summer. lol.

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ibroke 3 years, 8 months ago

having bacon and eggs on the sidewalk

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Blessed4x 3 years, 8 months ago

Wait a minute! It's August in Kansas and it's hot outside? WTH! Will wonders never cease? Quit your complaining and go enjoy some nice cool A/C provided by those dirty coal powerplants, I know I will. We've had a nice cool year up until a week or two ago. Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad. Just remember it's Kansas, it may snow tomorrow!

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hail2oldku 3 years, 8 months ago

This just in......................it's still hot outside.

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cheeseburger 3 years, 8 months ago

BREAKING: Sunday temperatures exceed 100 degrees, excessive heat warning still in effect updated 3 hours, 9 minutes ago

It is breaking news that yesterday's temperatures exceeded 100 degrees? Kinda cheapens the 'breaking news' tag when the information is not kept current.

I guess you could keep the excessive heat warning as breaking, although this isn't exactly new news.

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newmedia 3 years, 8 months ago

Where, oh where, are the global warming stories? Guess that one has been debunked !

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grammaddy 3 years, 8 months ago

Diapers on the line were dry by the time I got to the end of the first line.

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Jane 3 years, 8 months ago

Jeans on the line today...dry in less than an hour!

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windjunky 3 years, 8 months ago

101! Yeah, played 3 hrs of Pickleball/tennis today & was still sweating 45 minutes after I stopped. Didn't feel the effects till then but the humidity really seemed tolerable. I'd rather sweat it out on the court than snow shoveling the drive way any time!

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eric1889 3 years, 8 months ago

Only in Lawrence can you honestly say you walked up hill both ways to class. I do not miss walking up Daisy Hill on a daily basis, but it was good for the waistline.

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rover 3 years, 8 months ago

I used to walk to school in hot weather not to mention the cold, and it was up hill both ways.

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mr_right_wing 3 years, 8 months ago

At this point you can't even go take a cold shower!!

It's so hot out that even the 'cold' tap water is lukewarm!

I notice McDonald's now sells ice....maybe they could charge admission for a special eating area...in their walk-in freezer!! Aaaahhhh yeah...nice.

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grammaddy 3 years, 8 months ago

Walking home from school on the first day should be fun.

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riverdrifter 3 years, 8 months ago

Got newly planted trees? Water them generously twice a week during this weather.

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thepianoman 3 years, 8 months ago

TYPO first sentence LJWORLD: The National Weather Service has issue an excessive heat warning for Douglas County starting 1 p.m. Sunday and ending 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Need a "d" at the end of issue.

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