Archive for Thursday, July 28, 2011

Excessive heat warning effective through Thursday evening

July 28, 2011, 12:00 a.m. Updated July 28, 2011, 12:07 a.m.

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12:02 a.m. update:

The heat wave that's made its way across the eastern portion of the state the last few days is set to subside this evening.

The National Weather service extended the excessive heat warning through 7 p.m. A 30 percent chance of rain may help the cause Thursday, although the high temperature is still expected to be near or exceed 100 degrees.

Wednesday 8 a.m. update

Exactly 176 days ago, Lawrence was buried under a mountain of snow. Today, Lawrence suffers under an excessive heat warning with high temperatures forecast for 104 and heat indices of 110 or higher.

The National Weather Service extended the excessive heat warning. It's in effect until 7 p.m. on Thursday. There's some hope for a brief cool down on Friday and Saturday as storms move in, but the heat returns on Sunday.

There have been several heat-related deaths reported throughout the Kansas City metro, so remember to check in on neighbors and relatives — especially the elderly — and to give pets shelter and plenty of water.

Check back with LJWorld.com for any updates.

Comments

dogsandcats 3 years, 10 months ago

When was the excessive heat warning ever out of effect?

Jonathan Kealing 3 years, 10 months ago

It went away Sunday eveing through Tuesday morning.

droppinplates 3 years, 10 months ago

Exactly. Why do they keep issuing the warning for a day or two at a time when the forcast is for sunlike temperatures for the foreseeable future.

MarcoPogo 3 years, 10 months ago

If it's anything like last year, it will be hot and muggy until mid-October. Maybe the weather folks should take the rest of the summer off. We know how it's going to go.

kufan1146 3 years, 10 months ago

Curious - why is this considered breaking news? Maybe I'm being nitpicky, but it's been the same for two weeks and will be the same for another two weeks.

Jonathan Kealing 3 years, 10 months ago

We have a policy of putting severe weather "including dangerous heat" as breaking news on our website. It helps make people aware of what can be a dangerous situation. It's a public safety/wellness thing, in our mind.

kufan1146 3 years, 10 months ago

Makes sense. I was mostly just curious, as breaking news in my mind is a shooting, robbery, wreck, etc. but it is good to keep the well being of the public in mind.

John_Wysocki 3 years, 10 months ago

While I agree that it's useful to make people aware of excessive heat warnings, a Breaking News story is something new that has just occurred. Why not label such heat warnings as just that at the top of the page instead of using the term 'Breaking News?' If necessary, have two rows: one for life-and-death (or public safety) warnings in red and one for Breaking News in a different color.

DillonBarnes 3 years, 10 months ago

I like that idea, same design, just a different color scheme to indicate a weather related alert.

fu7il3 3 years, 10 months ago

My Westar bill was insane this month. Hopefully it cools off a bit at some point.

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