960  
WWUS74 KMAF 190834  
NPWMAF  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
334 AM CDT THU JUL 19 2018  
 
...EXCESSIVE HEAT TO IMPACT MOST OF WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW  
MEXICO TODAY AND FRIDAY...  
 
.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL PUSH TEMPERATURES WELL INTO THE  
TRIPLE DIGITS ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION TODAY AND FRIDAY. HIGH  
TEMPERATURES TODAY AND FRIDAY WILL RISE INTO THE 100-107 DEGREE  
RANGE WITH TEMPERATURES OVER 110 POSSIBLE ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
 
NMZ028-029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-  
079>082-192200-  
/O.CON.KMAF.HT.Y.0008.180719T1200Z-180721T0000Z/  
EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-  
SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-  
HOWARD-MITCHELL-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-  
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-  
GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-  
PECOS-PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-TERRELL-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ARTESIA, CARLSBAD, CARLSBAD CAVERNS NP,  
TATUM, HOBBS, LOVINGTON, EUNICE, JAL, SEMINOLE, LAMESA, GAIL,  
SNYDER, ANDREWS, STANTON, BIG SPRING, COLORADO CITY, VAN HORN,  
PECOS, MENTONE, KERMIT, ODESSA, MIDLAND, GARDEN CITY, MONAHANS,  
CRANE, MCCAMEY, RANKIN, BIG LAKE, ALPINE, FORT DAVIS,  
FORT STOCKTON, PRESIDIO, MARFA, BIG BEND NP, MARATHON, DRYDEN,  
AND SANDERSON  
334 AM CDT THU JUL 19 2018 /234 AM MDT THU JUL 19 2018/  
 
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM CDT /6 AM MDT/ THIS  
MORNING TO 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ FRIDAY...  
 
* TEMPERATURE...100-107 DEGREES WITH TEMPERATURES OVER 110  
DEGREES ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
 
* IMPACTS...AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED  
AND WILL CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES  
ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN  
AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE,  
AND CHECK ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.  
 
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. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN A CLOSED VEHICLE AS  
TEMPERATURES INSIDE CAN REACH 140 DEGREES OR MORE IN A SHORT  
PERIOD OF TIME. ENSURE OUTDOOR PETS HAVE PLENTY OF WATER AND  
SHADE.  
 
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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