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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
455 AM CDT Tue May 22 2018

...Public Information Statement...

...Continuing Heat Awareness Week...

...Today`s Topic is What is a Heat Wave...

Sometimes during the summer months, heat waves can affect
one or more parts of the United States. A heat wave is an
abnormally hot and humid weather lasting at least two days.
Very hot temperatures during the day, combined with rather
warm conditions overnight, can cause adverse heat consequences
for an affected population. That is why when you hear the National
Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for your city, it is
meant to forewarn you that a rather warm and humid day followed
by a warm night is expected, which can last for one or more days.
That is why it is important to keep cool by way of a ceiling fan
or an air conditioned unit. It is also a good idea to check on the
elderly as they are more prone to fall victim to heat-related

For more heat awareness tips, go to our website at, or you can follow us on Twitter or check us
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