Saturday, June 17, 2017

Excessive Heat Warning

Weather Update from ArtMorris.com
WWUS73 KSGF 170914
NPWSGF

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Springfield MO
414 AM CDT Sat Jun 17 2017

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ066-067-077-078-088-089-180000-
/O.UPG.KSGF.HT.Y.0001.170617T1800Z-170618T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KSGF.EH.W.0001.170617T1800Z-170618T0000Z/
Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Vernon-St. Clair-Barton-Cedar-Jasper-
Dade-
Including the cities of Fort Scott, Pawnee Station, Chicopee,
Lone Oak, Pittsburg, Baxter Springs, Lowell, Riverton, Columbus,
Neutral, Sherwin, Stippville, NEVADA, Tiffin, Appleton City,
Johnson City, Kenoma, Lamar, Cedar Springs, El Dorado Springs,
Filley, Arnica, Caplinger Mills, Stockton, Joplin, Carthage,
Greenfield, Lockwood, and Meinert
414 AM CDT Sat Jun 17 2017

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued an
Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM this
afternoon to 7 PM CDT this evening. The Heat Advisory is no
longer in effect.

* TEMPERATURE...Temperatures will warm into the middle 90s as heat
index values will be around the 110 degree mark.

* IMPACTS...Hot and humid conditions will lead to dangerously high
heat index values this afternoon across southeastern Kansas and
western Missouri. Exposure to these conditions will increase
the potential for heat related illness. Young children and the
elderly are especially susceptible to these conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a DANGEROUS
SITUATION in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and
check up on relatives and neighbors.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside.
When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning
or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and
heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety
and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest
breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome
by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat
stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.

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