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  • Heat Advisory for Washington County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 9:31 p.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 8 p.m.
  • URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS931 PM CDT SUN AUG 8 2010...DANGEROUS PERIOD OF HOT WEATHER TO CONTINUE THROUGH MID WEEK...A HEAT WAVE IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER THE REGION INTO THEMIDDLE OF THE WEEK WITH DAYTIME HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 105 AND113. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH NEAR 100 WITH LOWS ONLY FALLINGTO THE MID 70S. THERE IS A CHANCE THAT THE HEAT WAVE COULDPERSIST THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.KSZ008-009-020-021-034-035-091200-/O.CON.KTOP.HT.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-100811T0100Z/REPUBLIC-WASHINGTON-CLOUD-CLAY-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CONCORDIA...CLAY CENTER...ABILENE931 PM CDT SUN AUG 8 2010...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT TUESDAY...A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT TUESDAY.* AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 97 TO 102 DEGREES AND LOWSIN THE MID 70S WILL BE COMMON THROUGH TUESDAY. THESETEMPERATURES WHEN COMBINED WITH THE HIGH HUMIDITY LEVELS WILLMAKE IT FEEL MORE LIKE 105 TO 109 DEGREES DURING THE DAYLIGHTHOURS.* IMPACTS...TO MUCH TIME IN THE HEAT COULD LIKELY LEAD TODEHYDRATION...HEAT CRAMPS OR HEAT EXHAUSTION. PROLONGEDEXPOSED COULD EVEN LEAD TO HEATSTROKE.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC AILMENTS AREUSUALLY THE FIRST TO SUFFER FROM THE HEAT. FRIENDS...RELATIVESAND NEIGHBORS SHOULD CHECK ON PEOPLE WHO MAY BE AT RISK...ANDENSURE THERE IS A PLACE AVAILABLE TO COOL DOWN. TEMPERATURESWITHIN VEHICLES CAN BECOME LETHAL IN A FEW MINUTES. NEVER LEAVECHILDREN OR PETS IN VEHICLES AND REMEMBER TO BEAT THE HEAT...CHECK THE BACKSEAT.&&$$

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