Archive for Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Excessive heat warning for Douglas County expires

August 3, 2011, 12:00 a.m. Updated August 3, 2011, 8:13 p.m.


8:11 p.m. update

The heat wave that has gripped the area for the last several days and delivered near-record temperatures has passed. The National Weather Service has allowed the excessive heat warning to expire.

Temperatures Wednesday evening still hang near 90 degrees, but triple digits have passed, at least for the time being.

Midnight Wednesday update

An excessive heat warning that has blanketed the county the past several days is set to expire at 7 p.m. tonight.

Temperatures in Lawrence reached 111 degrees Tuesday, three degrees shy of the city's record high. While temperatures will generally be lower Wednesday, anyone with outdoor activities planned should still use caution. It's not likely the area will see triple digits, but heat exhaustion is still possible for those working outside.

People with outdoor plans should wear loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.


larrytdog 6 years, 8 months ago

According to the Weather Channel, the record was 111 set back in 1954. When was this 114 temp recorded?

larrytdog 6 years, 8 months ago

Nvm. I didn't realize that topic had been done to death elsewhere.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 8 months ago

"Excessive heat warning for Douglas County expires"

It seems to me that we've all read about how the excessive heat warning is going to expire in a few days. But, exactly when it was going to expire has been extended several times.

I think the weathermen have called Wolf! to many times for us to take them seriously anymore, and the only thing that is going to make us feel better is a cool breeze!

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