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Heat advisory issued for Topeka, eastern Kansas

Heat advisory issued for Topeka, eastern Kansas

Valley high temperatures could soar to 105 to 110 degrees over the weekend and through Tuesday.

Friday's high is forecast around 98 degrees, with a north wind up to 13 miles per hour.

Heat advisories and warnings, in addition to raising public awareness, alert hospitals and officials to prepare and respond to an increase in emergency calls, and activate programs to check on elderly and the home-bound, according to the weather service. In the Coachella Valley, highs are predicted to be 109 to 114 degrees today, 112 to 117 degrees Sunday, 114 to 119 degrees Monday, 117 to 122 degrees Tuesday and 115 to 120 degrees Wednesday. When temperatures reach 95 degrees or above, employers are required to implement high-heat procedures to ensure outdoor workers are protected.

But that doesn't mean much cooler. Heat stress possible for livestock with limited relief from the heat overnight.




The heat has also hit Sacramento and Los Angeles County. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

"The general rule of thumb for this the advisory is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 100-degrees or higher for at least two days, and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75-degrees", NWS officials explained on their governmental website, http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/ww.shtml.

However, a weak pulse could be a sign of heat exhaustion, while a "rapid, strong pulse" is a sign of heat stroke. Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle.even for a short time.as temperatures can quickly rise to life threatening levels.

For pets, signs of heat stroke include heavy panting, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lack of coordination, vomiting, lethargy and profuse salivation.

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