380  
WWUS74 KEPZ 162114  
NPWEPZ  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM  
314 PM MDT TUE JUL 16 2019  
 
...NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AFTER A VERY  
WARM OVERNIGHT...  
 
.AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE CENTERED OVER SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO WILL  
PERSIST OVERNIGHT. THIS WILL ALLOW LATE AFTERNOON HIGH  
TEMPERATURES TODAY TO APPROACH 105 DEGREES. THUNDERSTORM CLOUD  
DEBRIS LEFT OVERNIGHT TONIGHT WILL HELP KEEP OVERNIGHT LOW  
TEMPERATURES AROUND 75 TO 80 DEGREES. RAINFALL COULD HELP COOL  
TEMPERATURES BUT AS OF NOW ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE EXISTS FOR RAIN  
OVERNIGHT.  
 
TXZ418-419-171400-  
/O.CON.KEPZ.HT.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-190717T1400Z/  
WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY-EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF DOWNTOWN EL PASO, WEST EL PASO,  
UPPER VALLEY, EAST AND NORTHEAST EL PASO, SOCORRO, AND FORT BLISS  
314 PM MDT TUE JUL 16 2019  
   
..HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MDT WEDNESDAY
 
 
* AREA AFFECTED...THE EL PASO METRO AREA.  
 
* TEMPERATURE...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR DAILY RECORD  
VALUES, RANGING FROM 104 TO 106 DEGREES IN THE CITY. THIS IS  
AFTER MORNING LOWS IN THE URBAN AREAS ONLY DROPPED TO THE  
UPPER 70S AND LOWER 80S.  
 
* IMPACTS...INCREASED RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS DUE TO HOT  
DAY TIME TEMPERATURES AND LITTLE OVERNIGHT RECOVERY.  
 
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. CHECK ON THE ELDERLY,  
ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO LACK AIR CONDITIONING, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF  
AT-RISK POPULATIONS.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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