Weather Alert Details

Platte County

Excessive Heat Watch from FRI 1:00 PM CDT until THU 3:08 PM CDT Issued July, 22 2021 at 3:08 PM - US/Central expires July, 22 2021 at 3:08 PM - US/Central ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 105 expected. * WHERE...In Kansas, Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson KS Counties. In Missouri, Platte, Clay and Jackson Counties. * WHEN...From 1 PM Friday to 7 PM CDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Prolonged period of heat expected. Heat indices near 100 or above expected each day. Additionally, overnight lows expected to remain above 75 degrees each night, leading to minimal relief from the heat. 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. &&