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  • Excessive Heat Warning for Atchison County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Friday, August 13, 2010 at 3:45 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, August 13, 2010 at 9 p.m.
  • URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO345 PM CDT FRI AUG 13 2010...DANGEROUS HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION...KSZ025-MOZ004>008-013>017-020>025-030>033-140200-/O.CON.KEAX.EH.W.0005.000000T0000Z-100814T0200Z/ATCHISON KS-GENTRY-HARRISON-MERCER-PUTNAM-SCHUYLER-DE KALB-DAVIESS-GRUNDY-SULLIVAN-ADAIR-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-CALDWELL-LIVINGSTON-LINN MO-MACON-RAY-CARROLL-CHARITON-RANDOLPH-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATCHISON...ALBANY...STANBERRY...BETHANY...PRINCETON...UNIONVILLE...LANCASTER...CAMERON...GALLATIN...JAMESPORT...TRENTON...MILAN...GREEN CITY...KIRKSVILLE...ST. JOSEPH...PLATTSBURG...HAMILTON...POLO...CHILLICOTHE...BROOKFIELD...MACON...LA PLATA...RICHMOND...CARROLLTON...SALISBURY...KEYTESVILLE...MOBERLY345 PM CDT FRI AUG 13 2010...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THISEVENING...AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THISEVENING.* AREAS AFFECTED...MUCH OF NORTHEAST KANSAS AND NORTHERNMISSOURI.* TEMPERATURES...THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW HAS COOLED THE AIRMASS OVER FARNORTHERN MISSOURI THIS AFTERNOON...WITH EXCESSIVE HEAT ANDTEMPERATURES NEAR 100 DEGREES CONTINUING FROM EXCELSIOR SPRINGS TOCARROLLTON TO BRUNSWICK AND MOBERLY. A SLIGHTLY COOLER DAY ISEXPECTED NORTH OF THE MISSOURI RIVER ON SATURDAY...BUT WITH VERYHIGH HUMIDITY. THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TOEXPIRE AT 9 PM FOR AREAS NORTH OF THE MISSOURI RIVER...BUT ONE MOREDAY OF EXCESSIVE HEAT MAY BE POSSIBLE ON SATURDAY DEPENDING ONTHUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT.* HEAT INDEX VALUES...THE COMBINATION OF TROPICAL TYPE HUMIDITY ANDHOT TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES TO ONCE AGAINSOAR TO AS HIGH AS 115 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON.* IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THESE HIGH HEAT INDEX VALUES CANRESULT IN DEHYDRATION...HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE ANDPOTENTIALLY COULD BE LIFE THREATENING. THE HEAT WILL BE MOSTOPPRESSIVE THROUGH 6 PM...THUS OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES SHOULD BECURTAILED DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID HEATRELATED ILLNESS AND TAKE MEASURES TO CHECK ON THOSE THAT MAY BEMORE VULNERABLE TO THE EFFECT OF HEAT.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OFDANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOTTEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATIONIN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF NON-ALCOHOLICBEVERAGES...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THESUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES...THE ELDERLY AND PETS.&&$$

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