Excessive Heat Warning
Until Thu 10 pm CDT
WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 113 expected.
WHERE…Portions of east central and northeast Kansas and north central, northwest and west central Missouri.
WHEN…From noon today to 10 PM CDT Thursday.
IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION…Overnight lows around 75 degrees each night will minimize recovery, which could compound into heat related illnesses.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.