Thu. Feb 29th, 2024
After a fairly nice week of some pretty comfortable summertime temperatures, Mother nature is coming back cranking up the thermostat at least for a few days.
Temperatures topping triple digits with heat indices 110-plus are combining for an excessive heat watch to be issued here in the lake area.
The Miller County Emergency Services Office is urging you to take the usual precautions which include: drinking plenty of non-alcoholic and sugary beverages, stay in air-conditi0oning when you can, check up on relatives and neighbors, and to never leave children and pets in unattended vehicles for any amount of time.
The excessive heat watch is officially effective through 10:00 Thursday night.
***From the NWS:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THURSDAY... * WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with daily heat index values of 105 to 115 expected during the afternoon and early evening hours. * WHERE...Portions of southeast Kansas and central, southwest and west central Missouri. * WHEN...Until 10 PM CDT Thursday. * IMPACTS...Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.