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WWUS74 KHGX 181519  
NPWHGX  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
1019 AM CDT FRI AUG 18 2017  
   
..A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON
 
 
.HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE HEAT  
INDEX VALUES IN THE 105 TO 110 RANGE IN MANY LOCATIONS SOUTH AND  
EAST OF HIGHWAY 59 TODAY. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHTER THIS  
AFTERNOON THAN THEY HAVE THE PAST FEW DAYS WHICH MAY RESULT IN  
TEMPERATURES FEELING HOTTER.  
 
TXZ200-213-214-226-227-235>238-190000-  
/O.NEW.KHGX.HT.Y.0008.170818T1700Z-170819T0000Z/  
BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-FORT BEND-GALVESTON-HARRIS-JACKSON-LIBERTY-  
MATAGORDA-WHARTON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ALVIN, ANAHUAC, ANGLETON, BAY CITY,  
CLEVELAND, DAYTON, EDNA, EL CAMPO, FREEPORT, FRIENDSWOOD,  
GALVESTON, HOUSTON, HUMBLE, KATY, LAKE JACKSON, LEAGUE CITY,  
LIBERTY, MISSOURI CITY, MONT BELVIEU, PALACIOS, PASADENA,  
PEARLAND, PIERCE, RICHMOND, ROSENBERG, SUGAR LAND, TEXAS CITY,  
TOMBALL, WHARTON, AND WINNIE  
1019 AM CDT FRI AUG 18 2017  
   
..HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A  
HEAT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.  
 
* EVENT...HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 105 AND 110 DEGREES ACROSS THE  
ADVISORY AREA.  
 
* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
* IMPACT...PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE HEAT AND/OR EXERTION OUTDOORS  
WITHOUT PROPER HYDRATION AND OTHER PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS MAY  
RESULT IN HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
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 911.  
 
EACH YEAR...A NUMBER OF FATALITIES OCCUR NATIONWIDE DUE TO  
CHILDREN ACCIDENTALLY BEING LEFT IN VEHICLES DURING THE SUMMER  
MONTHS. IN THE PAST DOZEN YEARS...500 CHILDREN HAVE DIED DUE TO  
HYPERTHERMIA AFTER BEING LEFT IN OR GAINING ACCESS TO CARS. NEVER  
LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE NOT EVEN FOR A  
MINUTE. REMEMBER...BEAT THE HEAT...CHECK THE BACKSEAT.  
 

 
 

 
 
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