Cooling centers available when temperatures climb
Several area locations are available as a Cooling Center during operating hours when the National Weather Service issues Excessive Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings for Wyandotte County.
Cooling centers include:
• The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday
• Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E. Third St., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
• The Bonner Springs Family YMCA (must show photo ID at the Welcome Center; ages 15 and younger must visit with adult age 18 and older), 2251 S. 138th St., 1 – 4 p.m. daily.
The criteria for heat watches, advisories and warnings are:
An Excessive Heat Watch is issued if it appears warning criteria may be met in the near future. The 4 consecutive day criteria takes into account the duration of an event, which can be just as dangerous as a single very hot day.
Excessive Heat Advisories are issued when the high is expected to reach 105 degrees F, or the High will range from 100 to 104 for at least four consecutive days.
Excessive Heat Warnings are issued if the high is expected to reach 110 degrees F for two consecutive days, or will be around 105 for at least 4 consecutive days.