Thursday, June 30, 2011

Animation of Heat Wave July 1-5

Animation from NWS WFO MKX

Safety Tips for Warm Weather

In the event of a hot weather event, it is advised you do the following:

1. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. In hot climates, the body loses water at a much faster rate, which could put your health in jeopardy.

2. Take many breaks if outside working. The body needs more breaks to prevent a stress-related illness such as heat stroke.

3. Stay inside with air conditioning. If that doesn't work, stay under the shade.

4. Check on elderly neighbors and those with disabilities that may affect their health in warm temperatures. Those groups of people are especially suspect to potentially deadly heat-related illnesses.

July 2, 2011 Heat Wave Forecast Temps

Temperatures will continue to be extremely hot across the central US, but will begin to break down in Iowa and Wisconsin, where temperatures should ease back into the lower 90's/ upper 80's.
While cities like St. Louis (Upper 90's) and Wichita KS (100 degrees) will remain dangerously hot, cities like Chicago will go down into the 80's and lower 90's.
These are heat warnings/advisories that will be in effect at 5 pm Saturday. Dark Red indicates heat warnings, while orange indicates heat advisories.

Massive, Dangerous heat wave to impact Central US

A massive and very dangerous heat wave is already impacting the Central US and will continue to do so into tomorrow.
This is a map forecast for tomorrow's maximum temperatures. We see areas in Kansas surpassing 100 degrees, as well as in Wisconsin and maybe even Iowa.
Chicago and St. Louis could reach 97 tomorrow, while Wichita, KS will settle at 105 degrees tomorrow, and keeping around 100 and above for the next 3 or 4 days.

We will issue more advisories and information as soon as possible.

Notice 6/30 (9:30 pm)

We are cleaning up the mess we made from the day we left the office, and updating pages and posts. Check in tomorrow morning for severe and tropical discussions.

Notice 6/30

We are back at the office at this time, and happy to be.
However, we are just beginning to settle in, so removal of the tornado outbreak items will take some time, likely into 10pm tonight.