... Heat advisory in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Thursday...
The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Thursday.
* Heat index values... 105 to 108 due to temperatures around 100
and dewpoints around 70 degrees.
* Impacts... exposure to the heat without a way to cool down may
lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and possibly heat stroke.
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.
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Issued: 3:22 PM CDT Jul. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service