... Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 8 PM CDT this
The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a heat
advisory... which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM CDT this
* Temperature... heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees.
* Timing... dangerous heat indices are expected for this afternoon
and early evening.
* Impacts... those exposed to the extreme heat over a prolonged
period may be overcome by the heat and experience significant
Take extra precautions... if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency... call 9 1 1.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will create conditions where heat illnesses are possible. Drink
plenty of fluids and stay in an air conditioned room if possible.
Stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Temperatures within vehicles can become lethal in a few minutes.
Never leave children or pets in vehicles. Remember to beat the
heat... check the backseat.