Archive for Wednesday, June 29, 2011

NWS issues Thursday heat advisory for Douglas County, temperatures expected to reach triple digits Thursday through Saturday

June 29, 2011, 8:56 a.m. Updated June 29, 2011, 3:32 p.m.


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3:32 p.m. update:

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for several counties in northeast Kansas. The advisory is in effect Thursday, from noon until 8 p.m. The excessive heat watch issued earlier today is now in effect from Friday morning to Saturday evening.

According to the National Weather Service, a heat advisory means that high temperatures are expected, and an excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of high temperatures is expected.

Counties affected by the advisory include:

  • Anderson
  • Brown
  • Douglas
  • Franklin
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Nemaha
  • Osage
  • Shawnee

Original 8:56 a.m. story:

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for most of northeast Kansas, including Douglas County. The watch goes into effect Thursday afternoon and is expected to end Saturday evening.

During that time, temperatures will range from the high 90s to low 100s, with heat index values of 104-108 degrees, according to the NWS.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are possible.

Visit for a list of tips for avoiding and treating heat-related illnesses in humans and pets.


Chris Golledge 6 years, 11 months ago

Any eager beavers in the running for that first 100-degree day?

oldbaldguy 6 years, 11 months ago

We live in Kansas. It is late June, why is this news? Most folks should know what to do when it is hot. Anybody remember excessive heat warnings in the paper or TV 30 years ago?

ohjayhawk 6 years, 11 months ago

No, I don't. What I do remember, though, is seeing all kinds of deaths due to heat waves 30 years ago. Those kinds of deaths happen still today, and this is an effort to try to turn that trend around. Also the key word in your second sentence is most. MOST folks should know what to do, but not ALL do, especially those who maybe have moved to Lawrence from somewhere cooler. Also, like momma said below, perhaps there are people who are not able to easily care for themselves that may need some assistance. Bottom line, heat kills, just like tornadoes, hurricanes, etc., and the NWS has started warning for it.

Christine Pennewell Davis 6 years, 11 months ago

Maybe because if they put it in the paper and on the news people might think about neighbors that might need help or animals tied up out side with no shade or water and call animal control, or maybe they just want to remind everyone working out side to becaful and safe or maybe just because they wanted to.

Kampinqueen 6 years, 11 months ago

does anyone remember that the JW was having a contest to see who could guess when we will have our first 100 + degree temps...I guessed and was hoping to see where I could find out who won or not at least by this weekend.

Clark Coan 6 years, 11 months ago

We probably can look foward to 9 weeks of hot weather. Whenever I start to complain I think of February weather and decide it's not that bad after all.

weeslicket 6 years, 11 months ago

if you're out in the heat, be mindful of keeping yourself hydrated. drink water before you feel thirsty.

and listen for the ice cream truck.

(my neighborhood ice cream truck plays "rock and roll, hoochie koo" and "slow ride" and "low rider". i'ts easy to hear that ice cream truck.) (actually, i think that ice cream truck plays the soundtrack from "dazed and confused" ! huh.)

Stephanie Harris 6 years, 11 months ago

I want to buy from THAT ice cream truck!! "It'd be a lot cooler if you did..." Wooderson in Dazed & Confused. Is it in Lawrence?!?

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