Upper St. Martin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:21 AM CDT Jul. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT
this evening...
... Heat advisory in effect from 11 am to 8 PM CDT Friday...

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT
this evening. A heat advisory has also been issued from 11 am to
8 PM CDT Friday.

* Event... heat index values will range from 103-112 degrees for
several hours this afternoon and 106-113 degrees Friday
afternoon.

* Timing... heat index values will hit 105 degrees by 1 PM and hit
108 degrees for several hours this afternoon. For Friday, heat
indices will hit 105 as early as 11 am and be higher than 108
for several hours starting and noon and continuing through the
afternoon and early evening.


* Impacts... heat related illnesses will be possible for those
involved in outdoor activities and home bound persons without
air conditioning or circulated air.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned
room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and
neighbors.

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.





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