040  
WWUS73 KDDC 181842  
NPWDDC  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS  
142 PM CDT WED JUL 18 2018  
 
KSZ066-080-081-088>090-191200-  
/O.NEW.KDDC.HT.Y.0003.180719T1800Z-180720T0000Z/  
STAFFORD-KIOWA-PRATT-CLARK-COMANCHE-BARBER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ST. JOHN, STAFFORD, MACKSVILLE,  
GREENSBURG, HAVILAND, PRATT, ASHLAND, MINNEOLA, COLDWATER,  
LAKE COLDWATER, PROTECTION, MEDICINE LODGE, AND KIOWA  
142 PM CDT WED JUL 18 2018  
   
..HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY HAS ISSUED A HEAT  
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY.  
 
* HEAT INDICES...HEAT INDEX VALUES IN THE ADVISORY WILL REACH FROM  
105 TO 108 DEGREES.  
 
* IMPACTS...THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT STRESS DURING  
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES OR EXTENDED EXPOSURE TO THE ELEMENTS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS  
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY  
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE  
POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED  
ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND  
NEIGHBORS.  
 
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 9 1 1.  
 

 
 

 
 
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