Severe Weather Alerts - Nevada, MO

  • Heat Advisory

    Heat Advisory in effect until 7:00 PM CDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* SHORT TERM TRENDS...TEMPERATURES AT NOON TO 1 PM WERE AROUND 90 DEGREES WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES MOSTLY IN THE UPPER 90S TO NEAR 100 DEGREES.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN KANSAS AND WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI THIS AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURE...AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL CLIMB INTO THE MIDDLE 90S. THIS COMBINED WITH DEW POINTS IN THE LOWER 70S WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX READINGS AROUND 105 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...THE EFFECTS OF THESE HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES ISEXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITYWILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES AREPOSSIBLE.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHENPOSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OREVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEATSTROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHENPOSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK...THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY ANDHEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKSIN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BYHEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKEIS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 9 1 1.

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