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  • Excessive Heat Warning for Wyandotte County, Kansas
  • URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 12:40 p.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 9 p.m.
  • URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO1240 PM CDT SAT AUG 14 2010...DANGEROUS HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON....DANGEROUS HEAT WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON BUT RELIEF IS ON THE WAYWITH COOLER AND DRIER AIR EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE REGION ON SUNDAY.HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE 10 DEGREES COOLER ON SUNDAY WITHMUCH LESS HUMIDITY.KSZ103>105-MOZ028-029-037-150200-/O.CON.KEAX.EH.W.0005.000000T0000Z-100815T0200Z/LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-JOHNSON KS-PLATTE-CLAY-JACKSON-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEAVENWORTH...OVERLAND PARK...OLATHE...PARKVILLE...PLATTE CITY...WESTON...LIBERTY...EXCELSIOR SPRINGS...KANSAS CITY...INDEPENDENCE1240 PM CDT SAT AUG 14 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...THE GREATER KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN AREA.* TEMPERATURES WILL RISE INTO THE LOWER 90S THIS AFTERNOON. COOLERTEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY.* HEAT INDEX VALUES...THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND OPPRESSIVE HUMIDITYWILL ONCE AGAIN PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105 DEGREES THISAFTERNOON.* 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 EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...THUS THOSE WITH OUTSIDEACTIVITIES SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. TAKEPRECAUTIONS TO AVOID HEAT RELATED ILLNESS AND TAKE MEASURES TOCHECK ON THOSE THAT MAY BE MORE 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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