Strong mid level ridging continues to compress the atmosphere,
supporting record setting heat. Combined with elevated humidity,
extreme heat index values will create serious and life threatening
The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued an
Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from noon today to
7 PM CDT this evening.
* TEMPERATURE…Heat index values between 115-120 degrees,
peaking around mid afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Heat related illnesses will be likely, including heat
exhaustion and heat stroke. The risk of death increases for pets
and children left unattended in vehicles.
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. Drink plenty of fluids…stay in an air conditioned
rooms…stay out of the sun…and check up on relatives and
neighbors. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency…call 9 1 1.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur and is issued when the
heat index, a measure of how it feels when temperature and
humidity are combined, equals or exceeds 116 degrees for 2 hours
or more during the day.