Jun 29, 2020 8:23 PM

NWS: Heat advisories in effect in our area on Tuesday

Posted Jun 29, 2020 8:23 PM

Heat advisories have been issued for counties in our area for Tuesday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wichita has issued a heat advisory from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday for the following counties in our area.

Marion County

McPherson County

Saline County

Heat index values of 105 to 107 are expected.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

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.

Additionally NWS in Topeka has issued a heat advisory in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday for the following counties in our area.

Clay County

Cloud County

Dickinson County

Ottawa County

Republic County

Heat index values around 105 degrees are expected.

Heat illnesses like cramps or exhaustion are possible if precautions are not taken.

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.