Heat Advisory Issued For Northeast Kansas Saturday

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Temperature: Air temperatures will rise into the 95 to 100 degree range. This combined with humidity levels will produce Heat Indices of 105 to 110 on Saturday afternoon and evening.

Impacts: Persons are advised to avoid prolonged work in the Sun or in poorly ventilated areas. Also keep plenty of liquids on hand and try to stay in an air conditioned environment to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Precautionary & Preparedness Actions

A Heat Advisory is issued when high humidities are expected to combine with hot temperatures to make it feel like it is 105 degrees or greater. Persons are advised to avoid prolonged work in the sun or in poorly ventilated areas. Also keep plenty of liquids on hand and try to stay in an air conditioned environment.

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 911.