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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
927 PM CDT THU JUL 19 2018  
   
..HEAT ADVISORY FRIDAY AFTERNOON
 
 
.THE COMBINATION OF HOT AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES AND HIGH RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES RISING TO  
108 DEGREES OR HIGHER ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-  
201200-  
/O.CON.KLCH.HT.Y.0002.180720T1600Z-180721T0100Z/  
VERNON-RAPIDES-AVOYELLES-BEAUREGARD-ALLEN-EVANGELINE-ST. LANDRY-  
CALCASIEU-JEFFERSON DAVIS-ACADIA-LAFAYETTE-UPPER ST. MARTIN-  
VERMILION-IBERIA-ST. MARY-LOWER ST. MARTIN-WEST CAMERON-  
EAST CAMERON-TYLER-HARDIN-JEFFERSON-ORANGE-NORTHERN JASPER-  
NORTHERN NEWTON-SOUTHERN JASPER-SOUTHERN NEWTON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FORT POLK, PICKERING, LEESVILLE, SLAGLE,  
ALEXANDRIA, PINEVILLE, EFFIE, MARKSVILLE, BUNKIE, COTTONPORT,  
SIMMESPORT, MANSURA, BUNDICK LAKE, DE RIDDER, FIELDS, ORETTA,  
OAKDALE, KINDER, VILLE PLATTE, BEAVER, ST. LANDRY, MAMOU,  
REDDELL, LAWTELL, OPELOUSAS, EUNICE, LAKE CHARLES, SULPHUR,  
HATHAWAY, JENNINGS, TOPSY, ROANOKE, WELSH, LAKE ARTHUR, CROWLEY,  
RAYNE, BRANCH, CHURCH POINT, RICHARD, LAFAYETTE, BREAUX BRIDGE,  
CADE, ST. MARTINVILLE, ABBEVILLE, INTRACOASTAL CITY, MEAUX,  
FORKED ISLAND, KAPLAN, NEW IBERIA, MORGAN CITY, BURNS POINT,  
CENTERVILLE, FRANKLIN, PATTERSON, BERWICK, BAYOU VISTA,  
STEPHENSVILLE, HACKBERRY, JOHNSON BAYOU, GRAND LAKE, KLONDIKE,  
CAMERON, CREOLE, GRAND CHENIER, RUTHERFORD BEACH, TOWN BLUFF,  
FRED, HILLISTER, IVANHOE, SPURGER, WARREN, WOODVILLE, LUMBERTON,  
SILSBEE, BEAUMONT, SABINE PASS, SEA RIM STATE PARK, ORANGE,  
VIDOR, BRIDGE CITY, HOLLY SPRINGS, JASPER, KIRBYVILLE,  
MAGNOLIA SPRINGS, MT. UNION, ROGANVILLE, BURKEVILLE, FARRSVILLE,  
JAMESTOWN, NEWTON, WIERGATE, BLEAKWOOD, CALL, GIST, BUNA,  
EVADALE, AND DEWEYVILLE  
927 PM CDT THU JUL 19 2018  
 
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM CDT  
FRIDAY...  
 
* EVENT...HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 105-112 DEGREES  
FRIDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* TIMING...HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL HIT 105 DEGREES AS EARLY AS 11  
AM AND BE HIGHER THAN 108 DEGREES FOR SEVERAL HOURS STARTING  
AROUND 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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