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August begins with another 100+ degree day, excessive heat warning

August 1, 2011

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An excessive heat warning is in place over much of eastern Kansas through at least Aug. 3, because of high temperatures and even higher heat indices.

An excessive heat warning is in place over much of eastern Kansas through at least Aug. 3, because of high temperatures and even higher heat indices.

August is starting like July ended: hot and humid.

According to the National Weather Service, high temperatures for today are forecast to be 103 degrees, with a heat index as high as 111. On Tuesday, high temperatures are forecast to be 106, with a heat index of 109.

All these high temperatures have led the weather service to put in place an excessive heat warning through Wednesday at 7 p.m. A chance of storms later this week could drop temperatures into the low 90s by Friday.

As of 8:35 this morning, temperatures in Lawrence were already over 90, and the heat index was already over 100. Remember to drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated, avoid strenuous outdoor activity and check on neighbors and pets.

Comments

jackpot 3 years, 4 months ago

110.1 at my little station. In the shade 6' above ground. Don't care what is said, it's___ hot.

kernal 3 years, 4 months ago

Saw local temp of 99 at 9:25am today with heat index of 111.

LogicMan 3 years, 4 months ago

105F now, according to the site. A record high, I think.

jhawkinsf 3 years, 4 months ago

I drove by the roadside thermometer at Clinton Parkway and Kasold and it was 113. Now I know that's not official and I know they're always a little high BUT................

uncleandyt 3 years, 4 months ago

How's the ozone layer doing ? We fixed that , didn't we ?

jhawkinsf 3 years, 4 months ago

Ozone layer, we don't need no stinking ozone layer.

Curtis Lange 3 years, 4 months ago

Ozone layer is fine... We even get a little extra O3 added on days like this. ;)

The temps this morning at the airport were wrong for some reason. It was 105° (119° heat index) before 10am, lol. After it was fixed, the temp dropped back to 96° at 10:15.

jackpot 3 years, 4 months ago

1852 update shows NWS sometime today after noon reached 107

Fly_T8p 3 years, 4 months ago

The weather service just needs to issue an excessive heat warning until farther notice. However it's not like we need a notification about the temperature.

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