Ark City, KS
Fair and Breezy
partly-cloudy-188°
Humidity: 54%
Wind: S 18mph
Barometer: 30.08in
Dewpoint: 69°F
Visibility: 10.00 Miles
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Today
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Hot
High 100
Tonight
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Clear
Low 78
Friday
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Hot
High 100
  • Excessive Heat Warning
    Updated: Thu Jul-20-17 03:17am CDT
    Effective: Thu Jul-20-17 03:17am CDT
    Expires: Sat Jul-22-17 08:00pm CDT
    Severity: Moderate
    Urgency: Expected
    Certainty: Likely
    Status: Actual
    Type: Alert
    Category: Met
    Areas affected: Allen; Barton; Butler; Chase; Chautauqua; Cowley; Elk; Ellsworth; Greenwood; Harper; Harvey; Kingman; Labette; Lincoln; Marion; McPherson; Montgomery; Neosho; Reno; Rice; Russell; Saline; Sedgwick; Sumner; Wilson; Woodson
    Instructions: 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 at once. Heat stroke is an emergency. Call 9 1 1. 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. An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a dangerous situation where heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids and stay in an air conditioned room. 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.
    Message Summary: ...an extended period of intense summer heat will continue through the end of the week...
    ...excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 pm cdt saturday...
    * heat indices...around 105 are expected during the afternoon and early evening hours each day.
    * impacts...prolonged exposure to the heat and humidity may lead to heat-related illnesses if precautions are not taken.

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