Heat Advisory issued June 22 at 8:46PM CDT until June 23 at 5:00PM CDT by NWS Brownsville
Coastal Cameron; Coastal Willacy; Hidalgo; Inland Cameron; Inland Willacy; Starr
...Potentially Dangerous Heat to Close the Work Week...
.An unusually hot air mass will continue to cover the Rio Grande
Valley into Friday. Though actual temperatures will be a few
degrees lower than the widespread record shattering heat of
Thursday, relative humidity will increase in comparison during the
afternoon, raising apparent temperatures to dangerous levels for
most of the afternoon.
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM CDT FRIDAY...
The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM to 5 PM CDT Friday.
* APPARENT TEMPERATURE...Rising to between 111 and 115. Highest
values will be along the Rio Grande in Starr and Hidalgo County
where actual temperatures will rise to between 103 and 108.
* IMPACTS...Persons and pets not sufficiently hydrated before
during and after spending any time in the heat may face the risk
of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
A Heat Advisory is issued when the heat index...a measure of how
it feels when temperature and humidity are combined...equals or
exceeds 111 for 2 hours or more during the day.
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.
Heat kills! Never leave children and pets unattended in vehicles.
Temperatures can become lethal in minutes...rising above 130
The elderly and people with chronic illness tend to be affected
the most by the heat. Heat exhaustion...cramps...or in extreme
cases heat stroke can result from prolonged exposure.
Friends...relatives...or neighbors should check on people who may
be at risk.