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Hottest Temperatures of the season invade the south…

So who’s ready for summer? The heat dome is placing itself over Texas which will result in very extremely warm temperatures across Texas and Louisiana.


Actual air temperatures will reach or exceed 100 degrees in inland locations, mostly north of the I-10 corridor. Heat index values could reach or exceed 110 degrees. Most heat index values should be in the 108 to 112 degree range.


Heat Advisories will remain in place for much of the region through the weekend. Each day will have a period of 6 to 8 hours with dangerous heat index values.


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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