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Excessive heat warning continues Tuesday, lasts until at least Saturday

The projected temperatures in eastern Kansas for Tuesday, July 19, 2011, according to the National Weather Service.

The projected temperatures in eastern Kansas for Tuesday, July 19, 2011, according to the National Weather Service.

July 19, 2011, 2:33 a.m. Updated July 19, 2011, 8:12 a.m.


Lawrence and the rest of Douglas County are in for another scorcher on Tuesday.

An excessive heat warning, which has been in effect for five days, means people should take extra precautions while outside, drinking plenty of fluids and staying out of the sun and indoors if possible. Several public buildings with air conditioning are open and available for those looking to stay cool. The National Weather Service suggests rescheduling strenuous outdoor activities to early morning or later in the evening to prevent heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.

Early this morning, the National Weather Service extended the excessive heat warning for our area through at least 7 p.m. Saturday. It's looking like it may ultimately be allowed to expire Sunday night.

Tuesday's high is 99 degrees with a heat index expected to reach as high as 107 according to the NWS. The excessive heat warning remains in effect until Friday.

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kernal 6 years ago

We need a "When Will the Heat Break?" contest, because it's not going to be within the next ten days. Say, the first day the high is less than 90 degrees?

Richard Heckler 6 years ago

Break out those umbrellas/parasols and water no matter where you go....

jhawkinsf 6 years ago

Maybe it's just me, but it just seems hotter today than it did yesterday. The official high yesterday was 99. I think we're headed to 103 today.

Ewok79 6 years ago

Oh quit cryin people. Just try living in sustained triple digits, for 3 weeks per yer, a short 2 week break of 90's & then back to 3 more weeks of triple digits. Pretty soon it will snowing, then will you be happy????? NO the it will be TOO COLD!! How about some Wann-burgers, or some french-crys, LOL

Ewok79 6 years ago

No, Bob it wasn't pre-planned. I just see people complaining about the heat daily. And pretty soon it be cold as hell, will you be happy then? I guess you don't understand sarcasm.

Doug Fisher 6 years ago

gods punishment to KS voters for electing Brownback.

yoornotmee 6 years ago

I'm looking forward to Autumn and then for Winter. I have small children and our house doesn't take the heat very well. We've abandoned our upstairs and have moved the bed into the living room. It's so hot in here. A freaking crayon melted on our bathroom floor!

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