... Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 9 PM CDT this
The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM CDT this
* Temperature... very hot temperatures around 105 degrees are
expected over the southern and central South Plains, with near
110 degrees expected over the southern rolling plains. Humidity
levels will drop on The Caprock this afternoon, but will remain
elevated across the southern rolling plains until mid or late
* Impacts... the risk of heat stress and heat illness will increase
today. Outdoor workers, elderly, children, and animals all could
suffer from excessive heat.
* Precautionary/preparedness actions...
A heat advisory means high temperatures and/or high heat indices
are expected. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time
outside - 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. Also assure animals also have access
to shade and 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 9 1 1.
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Issued: 4:03 AM CDT Jun. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service