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  • Excessive Heat Watch for Butler County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 4:07 a.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS407 AM CDT SAT AUG 7 2010...POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS HEAT AND HUMIDITY TO START THE WEEK....HEAT INDICES WILL CLIMB WELL INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS STARTINGSUNDAY AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH AT LEASTTUESDAY...AND POTENTIALLY COULD LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY ANDTHURSDAY. MAKE PLANS NOW TO AVOID STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIESDURING THE HOTTEST PART OF THE DAY.KSZ053-069-070-092>094-098-072130-/O.EXB.KICT.EH.A.0002.100808T1900Z-100811T0000Z/CHASE-BUTLER-GREENWOOD-SUMNER-COWLEY-ELK-CHAUTAUQUA-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COTTONWOOD FALLS...EL DORADO...AUGUSTA...EUREKA...WELLINGTON...WINFIELD...ARKANSAS CITY...HOWARD...SEDAN407 AM CDT SAT AUG 7 2010...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGHTUESDAY EVENING...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVEHEAT WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGHTUESDAY EVENING.* HEAT INDICES...ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 105 TO 110 DURING THEAFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS...FROM SUNDAY THROUGH ATLEAST TUESDAY.* IMPACTS...THE CUMULATIVE EFFECTS OF THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CANRESULT IN CONDITIONS WHICH CAN LEAD TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOTTEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES ANDHIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION INWHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS... STAYIN AN AIR CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN AND CHECK UP ONRELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.&&$$

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