Archive for Friday, July 22, 2011

Excessive heat warning extended to Sunday evening; temperatures climb highest so far this year

July 22, 2011, 10:42 a.m. Updated July 22, 2011, 3:20 p.m.


3:20 update:

Only minutes after we had checked temperatures at the airport, the National Weather Service extended the current excessive heat warning to Sunday evening at 7 p.m.

A reminder for anyone wanting to escape the heat this weekend: There are a number of public buildings in Douglas County that will be open for visitors to get a break from the high temperatures.

3:10 p.m.

It's officially become the hottest day of the year in Lawrence, Kan.

As of just before 3 p.m., the mercury at the Lawrence Municipal Airport touched 103 degrees, the hottest temperature we've seen all year.

With the heat index, it feels like 108 degrees in Lawrence right now. That, fortunately, is not as hot as it's felt. So, while it is the hottest day of the year, it may not quite feel like it.

Either way, though, we're pretty sure it's just plain hot.

Our earlier story:

The sidewalk sale has passed, but the heat has stuck around.

An excessive heat warning is in effect today and remains in effect through at least 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The high temperature forecasted for today is 101 degrees and it's 102 degrees for tomorrow. Heat indices are expected to range from 103 to 110 degrees.

The National Weather Service and Douglas County's Emergency Management Office reminds everyone to stay hydrated and avoid strenuous outdoor activity during the heat of the day.

There is a chance for thunderstorms in the forecast on Sunday, which may drop the temperatures a few degrees and move some of the humidity out by Monday and Tuesday.

Check back to for updates or any extensions of the excessive heat warning.


coolmarv 6 years, 6 months ago

It's so hot I heard Hell was sending people to Kansas.

Bob_Loblaw 6 years, 6 months ago

They already did......and they ran for State office....and not surprisingly won.

riverdrifter 6 years, 6 months ago

They got here last November.

It's 102 in BC and still climbing steadily. HX is 108. It's like standing behind a 747 going throttle up for takeoff.

kernal 6 years, 6 months ago

It's so hot, the Devil's vacationing at the North Pole.

Pete Kennamore 6 years, 5 months ago

It's so hot, I saw a fire hydrant flagging down dogs!

kernal 6 years, 5 months ago

It's so hot, the squirrels are roasting acorns to sell at the Royals game tonight.

Not only is the national debt debate heating up the nation's capitol today but also the heat index, which reached 122 this afternoon.

riverdrifter 6 years, 5 months ago

You talkin' Marion county or the big reservoir? Good gooseing/ducking on the big lake but the little one is nicer to hang out on, even if the Kingfisher did close up, but I digress. Ah, no, I never hung with the cuzzins much: couldn't stand'em. See. I'm smoking some backribs this evening, BTW. Just threw'em in thet smoker with some apple chips. Didn't bother to light it. Figger they'll be done in another hour.

Trouble 6 years, 5 months ago

It's so hot you could get fried catfish out of the pond today!

RoeDapple 6 years, 5 months ago

It's so hot . . . no, actually it's right where I like it!!

riverdrifter 6 years, 5 months ago

Heck, the temp has plummeted to 96. We're on the glide path to ...wilted enthusiasm.

jackpot 6 years, 5 months ago

My little weather station showed 108.1 at 3:06 P.M. I know it not officially the temp, but the airport showed high temp at 104 sometime today.

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