Archive for Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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.


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.


thepianoman 5 years 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.

wmathews 5 years ago

Thanks for catching that. I fixed the error.

Whitney Mathews Online Editor

riverdrifter 5 years ago

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

grammaddy 5 years ago

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

mr_right_wing 5 years 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 their walk-in freezer!! Aaaahhhh yeah...nice.

rover 5 years ago

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

eric1889 5 years 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.

Irenaku 5 years ago

eric1889: HAHAHA! You are so right!

windjunky 5 years 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!

riverdrifter 5 years ago

Poor thing! Try actually working (and mentally functioning) in it sometime, kid.


grammaddy 5 years ago

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

newmedia 5 years ago

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

kernal 5 years ago

The Kremlin announced the Russian government now believes the problems in their central region is due to climate change and it's time for them to make changes. This is a country that has been a major "nay-sayer" to global warming.

Matt Torres 5 years ago

Just as claiming global warming isn't real because it happens to be cold is dishonest, claiming it is definitive proof when it happens to be hot isn't either. It's not about how hot it is on one given day in one given place.

hail2oldku 5 years ago

This just's still hot outside.

Blessed4x 5 years 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!

Shardwurm 5 years 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.

Take_a_letter_Maria 5 years 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.

Take_a_letter_Maria 5 years ago

It would take too long to explain it to you py, so I won't even bother.

Yes, I am aware that the Manginos packed up and moved to Florida. I am also unaware of Coach Gill abusing (allegedly) any players. Simply adding more meaningless drivel to a meaningless story that has been "BREAKING" for most of the month now.

As Rich alluded to earlier - it's August in Kansas it would be breaking news if it wasn't hot.

Of course you not getting your panties in a wad would also qualify.

riverdrifter 5 years ago

Py, you could probably kick this sissy's ass if you wanted, but just let it go girl. Maria, the proper terminology is "panties in a knot", BTW. "Wad" is disgusting.

Take_a_letter_Maria 5 years ago

riverdrifter (anonymous) replies… "Maria, the proper terminology is "panties in a knot", BTW. "Wad" is disgusting. "

You are dismissed......'s)+panties+in+a+wad

fabian_zimbabwe 5 years ago

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

fabian_zimbabwe 5 years ago

Yep, though for some reason I always seem to think of the live version with Rob Thomas and Santana jamming it together...good stuff!

countrygirl 5 years 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!!

kernal 5 years ago

Go for it! You can do the laundry in Colorado!

parrothead8 5 years ago

Tom's comment brings to mind that Eddie Murphy monologue...I can't remember where it's from. "It's hot...D--N hot." Anyone know what I'm talking about? Never mind...the heat is making me loopy.

riverdrifter 5 years ago

Another fifty lashes with the feather boa.

parrothead8 5 years 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.

whats_going_on 5 years ago

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


ashleyd83 5 years 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.

kernal 5 years 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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