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  • Excessive Heat Warning for Doniphan County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Friday, August 13, 2010 at 4:03 a.m.
  • Expires: Friday, August 13, 2010 at 9 p.m.
  • URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO403 AM CDT FRI AUG 13 2010...DANGEROUS HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION...KSZ025-102-MOZ001>008-011>017-020>025-030>033-131715-/O.CON.KEAX.EH.W.0005.000000T0000Z-100814T0200Z/ATCHISON KS-DONIPHAN-ATCHISON MO-NODAWAY-WORTH-GENTRY-HARRISON-MERCER-PUTNAM-SCHUYLER-HOLT-ANDREW-DE KALB-DAVIESS-GRUNDY-SULLIVAN-ADAIR-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-CALDWELL-LIVINGSTON-LINN MO-MACON-RAY-CARROLL-CHARITON-RANDOLPH-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ATCHISON...TROY...TARKIO...MARYVILLE...GRANT CITY...ALBANY...STANBERRY...BETHANY...PRINCETON...UNIONVILLE...LANCASTER...MOUND CITY...OREGON...SAVANNAH...CAMERON...GALLATIN...JAMESPORT...TRENTON...MILAN...GREEN CITY...KIRKSVILLE...ST. JOSEPH...PLATTSBURG...HAMILTON...POLO...CHILLICOTHE...BROOKFIELD...MACON...LA PLATA...RICHMOND...CARROLLTON...SALISBURY...KEYTESVILLE...MOBERLY403 AM 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...HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY ARE EXPECTED TO TOP OUT INTHE 95 TO 100 DEGREE RANGE...BUT THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE DEVELOPING BYLATE THE DAY ALONG WITH THE ARRIVAL OF A COLD FRONT WHICH WILLFINALLY BRING SOME RELIEF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE HEAT.* HEAT INDEX VALUES...THE COMBINATION OF TROPICAL TYPE HUMIDITYAND HOT TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES TO ONCEAGAIN SOAR TO AS HIGH AS 105 TO 115 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON.* IMPACTS...PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THESE HIGH HEAT INDEX VALUESCAN RESULT IN DEHYDRATION...HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE ANDPOTENTIALLY COULD BE LIFE THREATENING. THE HEAT WILL BE MOSTOPPRESSIVE DURING FROM 12 PM THROUGH 6 PM...THUS OUTSIDEACTIVITIES SHOULD BE CURTAILED DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.TAKEPRECAUTIONS TO AVOID HEAT RELATED ILLNESS AND TAKE MEASURES TOCHECK ON THOSE THAT MAY BE MORE VULNERABLE TO THE EFFECT OFHEAT.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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