Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
421 PM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL COUNTIES ACROSS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

HEAT INDICES BETWEEN 103 AND 110 DEGREES ARE EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS. VALUES WILL NEED TO FALL BELOW 105 DEGREES IN ORDER
FOR THE ADVISORY TO BE CANCELLED.

TXZ214-235>238-211200-
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BRAZORIA-CHAMBERS-GALVESTON-JACKSON-MATAGORDA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALVIN...ANAHUAC...ANGLETON...BAY CITY...
EDNA...FREEPORT...FRIENDSWOOD...GALVESTON...LAKE JACKSON...
LEAGUE CITY...MONT BELVIEU...PALACIOS...PEARLAND...TEXAS CITY...
WINNIE
421 PM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THURSDAY...

* EVENT...HEAT INDEX READINGS OF 105 TO 110.

* TIMING...BY 10 AM READINGS SHOULD EXCEED 103 AND PEAK BETWEEN
  NOON AND 5 PM THEN FALL SLOWLY DURING THE EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACT...OVERHEATING AND DEHYDRATION CAN QUICKLY OCCUR IF YOU
  WILL BE OUTDOORS TODAY. IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO RECOGNIZE THE
  SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION ON YOURSELF...SO PLAN TO TAKE FREQUENT
  BREAKS. YOU MAY RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION MORE
  READILY IN OTHERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION...HEAVY SWEATING...
FATIGUE...CONFUSION...HEADACHE...PALE AND CLAMMY SKIN...THIRST...
DIZZINESS...NAUSEA AND VOMITING...RAPID HEARTBEAT...CRAMPS OR
WEAKNESS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING.  WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. BE SURE TO DRINK PLENTY OF
WATER HOURS BEFORE STRENUOUS ACTIVITY AND THEN DURING.

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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