A heat wave continues today across the area.
Montgomery County and the Coffeyville area could see a heat index near 107, while areas south into Oklahoma could see slightly warmer temperatures. According to the National Weather Service, Coffeyville hit a high temperature of 101 yesterday just before 4 p.m. The peak heat index reached 107 just before 6 p.m.
The animal comfort index from the Kansas and Oklahoma Mesonets show daytime highs near the top of heat caution approaching heat danger. K-State Research and Extension Livestock Production Agent Wendie Powell says producers should watch the nighttime lows as well.
Powell says producers should make sure animals have access to shade and plenty of water during this heat. She also says now is not a good time to be moving cattle. Coffeyville will see a daytime high near 102 today, with nighttime lows staying in the mid 70s. A heat advisory is in effect from noon until 9 p.m. for most of the four-state area, including southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and southwest Missouri.