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Heat Advisory
Issued: 1:41 PM MDT Jul. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory in effect from 7 am CDT /6 am MDT/ Thursday to
7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ Friday...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from 7 am CDT /6 am MDT/ Thursday to
7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ Friday.

* Temperature... 100-108 degrees with temperatures near 110 degrees
along the Rio Grande.

* Impacts... an extended period of hot temperatures is expected and
will create a situation in which heat-related illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned
room, stay out of the sun as much as possible, and check on
relatives and neighbors.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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. Never leave children or pets in a closed vehicle as
temperatures inside can reach 140 degrees or more in a short
period of time. Ensure outdoor pets have plenty of water and
shade.

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. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible
and drink plenty of 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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Special Statement
Issued: 1:58 AM MDT Jul. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... An extended period of very hot temperatures expected Thursday
into next week...

A building upper ridge and drier conditions will lead to intense
heating across the area beginning the middle of this week, lasting
into next week. Temperatures are expected to reach above 100
degrees at most locations with temperatures near 110 degrees along
the Rio Grande.

If you plan to be outside in the heat, take plenty of breaks,
especially during the hottest parts of the day. Wear light-colored
and loose-fitting clothing. Drink plenty of water, even if you do
not feel thirsty. Avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages. Think
about others! Never leave children in a car on even a moderately
warm day as conditions in the car can quickly heat to unhealthy
levels. Check on pets, the elderly, or other people at risk.


258 am CDT Wed Jul 18 2018 /158 am MDT Wed Jul 18 2018/

... An extended period of very hot temperatures expected Thursday
into next week...

A building upper ridge and drier conditions will lead to intense
heating across the area beginning the middle of this week, lasting
into next week. Temperatures are expected to reach above 100
degrees at most locations with temperatures near 110 degrees along
the Rio Grande.

If you plan to be outside in the heat, take plenty of breaks,
especially during the hottest parts of the day. Wear light-colored
and loose-fitting clothing. Drink plenty of water, even if you do
not feel thirsty. Avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages. Think
about others! Never leave children in a car on even a moderately
warm day as conditions in the car can quickly heat to unhealthy
levels. Check on pets, the elderly, or other people at risk.



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