649  
WWUS84 KBRO 271407  
SPSBRO  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX  
907 AM CDT SAT MAY 27 2017  
 
TXZ248>257-272300-  
ZAPATA-JIM HOGG-BROOKS-KENEDY-STARR-HIDALGO-INLAND WILLACY-  
INLAND CAMERON-COASTAL WILLACY-COASTAL CAMERON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ZAPATA, HEBBRONVILLE, FALFURRIAS, SARITA,  
RIO GRANDE CITY, ROMA, MCALLEN, EDINBURG, PHARR, MISSION,  
WESLACO, RAYMONDVILLE, BROWNSVILLE, HARLINGEN, PORT MANSFIELD,  
PORT ISABEL, SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, LAGUNA HEIGHTS, AND LAGUNA VISTA  
907 AM CDT SAT MAY 27 2017  
 
...HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 115 DEGREES FOR HIDALGO COUNTY  
THIS AFTERNOON...  
 
HEAT WILL INCREASE UNDER A MID LEVEL RIDGE THIS AFTERNOON. HIGH  
TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 90S NEAR THE COAST TO A FEW  
DEGREES ABOVE THE CENTURY MARK INLAND, AND WILL COMBINE WITH DEW  
POINTS IN THE 60S AND 70S TO PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES OR FEELS  
LIKE TEMPERATURES OF UP TO 115 DEGREES FOR A FEW HOURS THIS  
AFTERNOON.  
 
THE HIGHEST HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL OCCUR IN STARR AND HIDALGO  
COUNTIES, AND VALUES UP TO 115 DEGREES MAY DEVELOP IN AND AROUND  
MCALLEN FOR A FEW HOURS THIS AFTERNOON. A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN  
EFFECT FOR STARR AND HIDALGO COUNTIES FROM 1 PM UNTIL 6 PM,  
ADVISING THAT HEAT INDEX VALUES THERE WILL BE 111 DEGREES OR MORE  
FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS. OTHER AREAS WILL EXPERIENCE HEAT INDEX  
VALUES FROM 105 TO 110 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
RESIDENTS PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SHOULD DRINK PLENTY OF  
WATER, WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING, AND TAKE  
FREQUENT BREAKS FROM THE HEAT. YOUNG CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD  
NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES, BUT THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE  
DURING WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL  
TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.  
 

 
 
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