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Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories (NPW)

Issued by Houston/Galveston, TX (HGX)

WWUS74 KHGX 161747

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1247 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

...Heat Advisory In Effect Until 7 PM...

.Moisture pooled over the area mixed with a warm start to the day
and abundant sunshine will drive the heat index readings into the
108-111 degree range today. Conditions should improve quickly
after 5 pm near the coast as the seabreeze pushes inland.

Austin-Chambers-Coastal Brazoria-Coastal Galveston-Coastal Harris-
Coastal Jackson-Coastal Matagorda-Colorado-Fort Bend-
Inland Brazoria-Inland Galveston-Inland Harris-Inland Jackson-
Inland Matagorda-Northern Liberty-Southern Liberty-Waller-Wharton-
Including the cities of Alvin, Anahuac, Angleton, Bay City, 
Baytown, Bellville, Brookshire, Cleveland, Clute, Columbus, 
Dayton, Devers, Dickinson, Eagle Lake, Edna, El Campo, 
First Colony, Freeport, Friendswood, Ganado, Hempstead, Houston, 
La Marque, Lake Jackson, League City, Liberty, Mission Bend, 
Missouri City, Mont Belvieu, Old River-Winfree, Palacios, 
Pasadena, Pearland, Pecan Grove, Prairie View, Rosenberg, Sealy, 
Stowell, Sugar Land, Texas City, Waller, Weimar, Wharton, 
and Winnie
1247 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018


The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
Heat Advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening. 

* EVENT...Heat Index of 108 to 111 degrees. 

* TIMING...Heat peaking early this afternoon before the seabreeze
  moves through late afternoon and conditions improve rapidly. 

* IMPACT...Dangerous heat conditions causing heat related illness.


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 911.

Each year...a number of fatalities occur nationwide due to
children accidentally being left in vehicles during the summer
months. In the past dozen years...500 children have died due to
hyperthermia after being left in or gaining access to cars. Never
leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle not even for a
minute. Remember...beat the heat...check the backseat.