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Entry Date:  07-24-2016 13:32:18
Agency:  NWS-Wichita   Unit ID:  SCEM 302
Description:
HIT-OR-MISS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT. CHANCES DURING THE DAY WILL BE HIGHEST GENERALLY NORTHWEST OF THE TURNPIKE...WITH CHANCES EXPANDING FURTHER SOUTHEAST OVERNIGHT. THE STRONGEST ACTIVITY WILL BE CAPABLE OF STRONG WIND GUSTS AND BRIEF HEAVY RAIN.


This Afternoon A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Heat index values as high as 105. South wind around 9 mph. Tonight A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. East northeast wind around 9 mph.
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 107 DEGREES. * TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. * IMPACTS...THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL MAKE HEAT RELATED ILLNESS SUCH AS HEAT STRESS...HEAT CRAMPS...AND POSSIBLY HEAT STROKE MORE LIKELY.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.


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