Crawford Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 3:34 PM CDT on July 24, 2014

...Heat advisory in effect from noon to 7 PM CDT Friday...

The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from noon to 7 PM CDT Friday.

* Timing and areas affected...Friday afternoon over extreme southeast Kansas and far western Missouri.

* Temperature...afternoon temperatures in the middle 90s will cause heat indices to range from 98 to 104 degrees.

* Impacts...hot and humid weather can cause health ramifications if body temperatures overheat.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 10:23 PM CDT on July 24, 2014

...WSR-88D radar at Springfield Missouri down...

The WSR-88D Doppler radar (ksgf) at Springfield Missouri is experiencing problems and is not operational at this time. National Weather Service technicians are looking into the issues with the radar and the amount of time the radar will be down is unknown at this time. The radar will be restored to normal operation as soon as possible.

Other Doppler radars close to Springfield include kinx in Tulsa...kict in Wichita...ktwx in Topeka... keax in Pleasant Hill/Kansas City...klsx in St. Louis... kpah in Paducah Kentucky...knqa in Memphis... klzk in Little Rock and ksrx in Fort Smith Arkansas.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.