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Heat Advisory Now Thru Monday

Heat Advisory Now Thru Monday
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POSTED: Monday, June 1, 2009 - 11:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 8:47pm

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

A STAGNANT AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH
SATURDAY. THIS WILL ALLOW AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES TO CLIMB
INTO THE LOW TO MID 90S. THESE HOT TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH HIGH
HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX READINGS BETWEEN 103 AND
107 DEGREES SATURDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS MUCH OF EAST CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AS WELL AS COASTAL MISSISSIPPI. WARMER URBAN
AREAS MAY SEE THE HEAT INDEX RISE TO NEAR 110 DEGREES. THIS
ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED INTO SUNDAY IN LATER FORECASTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE HEAT INDEX IS A MEASURE OF HOW HOT IT FEELS WHEN THE EFFECTS
OF HUMIDITY ARE COMBINED WITH THE TEMPERATURE. A HEAT INDEX OF
105 DEGREES IS CONSIDERED THE LEVEL WHERE MANY PEOPLE BEGIN TO
EXPERIENCE EXTREME DISCOMFORT OR PHYSICAL STRESS. THE HEAT INDEX
IS MEASURED UNDER SHADY CONDITIONS...AND DIRECT EXPOSURE TO
SUNLIGHT CAN INCREASE THE HEAT INDEX AS MUCH AS 15 DEGREES.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND
NEIGHBORS.
 

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