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Archive for Thursday, June 30, 2011

NWS issues heat advisory and excessive heat watch for Douglas County

June 30, 2011

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Kansas weather updates, via Twitter

The National Weather Service has issued three heat-related alerts for northeast Kansas, including Douglas County:

  • An excessive heat warning is in effect Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.
  • A heat advisory is in effect from 8 p.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday.
  • An excessive heat watch will be in effect from Friday evening through Saturday evening.

An oppressively hot air mass will settle over northeast Kansas, bringing temperatures from 98 to 103 degrees through Saturday. Heat index values will range from 108 to 111 degrees through Friday.

If you plan to be outside, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and strenuous physical activity. Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids and wear light-colored, loose clothing.

Do not leave children or pets unattended in cars, as the temperature inside can become lethal in a matter of minutes.

Check back with LJWorld.com for updates.

Comments

GUMnNUTS 3 years, 6 months ago

"Do no live children or pets unattended in cars" Could you check your grammar please.

Carlos Nash 3 years, 6 months ago

Do no live children or pets unattended in cars,

Can we repair this: Do NOT LEAVE children or pets...

wmathews 3 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for pointing that out, guys. I fixed the error.

Whitney Mathews Assistant Community Editor for Online

Benthic 3 years, 6 months ago

Stop making excuses and get your fat *sses out there and exercise.

countrygirl 3 years, 6 months ago

The excessive heat warning was issued at 3:46 this morning. So I guess I don't get why this is breaking news?

wmathews 3 years, 6 months ago

When there is a severe weather warning — winter weather, thunderstorm, tornado, heat — it's kept as breaking news until it expires. We do this because that makes the warning story visible from all pages on the website (instead of just the home page).

1029 3 years, 6 months ago

I've always disagreed with the "Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids and wear light-colored, loose clothing" statement.

It is important to drink lots of water, but it is also beneficial to drink plenty of alcohol. Cold beer not only tastes great, but the drunkenness can help one forget that it is so miserably hot out. And when it's this hot out, wearing clothes only makes it feel hotter. Obviously, you have to wear clothes when out in public, but if you are in your house or in your car, you'd be better off not wearing any clothes. Just be sure to have something that is easy to slip on and off in the car, and if your windows aren't tinted you should keep a towel close by so that you can cover up at stop lights.

Benthic 3 years, 6 months ago

Wow, and I thought my comment above was ridiculous.

classclown 3 years, 6 months ago

Why is there never a warning about getting into a car that has leather or vinyl seats when wearing shorts and a cut off shirt or possibly no shirt at all?

Oh the humanity!

riverdrifter 3 years, 6 months ago

Hill City is reporting 110 degrees on the 3pm hourly weather roundup. Fortunately, their relative humidity is 10% !

kernal 3 years, 6 months ago

So then, that means although the temp is 110 degrees, it only feels like 104, or thereabouts. Lucky them.

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