...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS TODAY...
.Upper level ridging will bring near record hot temperatures to
Southeast Texas this weekend. High temperatures will warm between
98 and 104 degrees inland and into the lower 90`s along the
immediate coast. Heat index values will range from 102 to 110
degrees. The heat advisory will likely be reissued for Sunday and
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT
The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM CDT Saturday.
* EVENT...High temperatures between 99 to 104 degrees and Heat
Index values between 102 to 110.
* TIMING...Between noon and 8 PM.
* IMPACT...Dangerous heat conditions.
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 911.
Each year...a number of fatalities occur nationwide due to
children accidentally being left in vehicles during the summer
months. In the past dozen years...500 children have died due to
hyperthermia after being left in or gaining access to cars. Never
leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle not even for a
minute. Remember...beat the heat...check the backseat.