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Why Are We Under a Heat Advisory?

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    A Heat Advisory is in effect through 7 p.m. Friday. During this time, people or pets that are not taking breaks from the heat or staying hydrated could suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

    It is summer in Texas, and it seems like it has been hot for a while, so why now for the heat advisory?

    Heat advisories are issued by the National Weather Service. There is certain criteria that needs to be met whenever the meteorologists issue watches, warnings or advisories. In this case, the heat index has to exceed 105 degrees for at least two days in a row.

    The Heat Index for Thursday and Friday is 105-110 degrees.

    When issuing such advisories, the National Weather Service takes it day by day. Even though we know it is going to be hot this weekend, they heat advisory may not be extended further until Friday.

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    Before the Storm
    Weather Safety

    Stay Safe During a Hail Storm
     
    At Home?
    • Head indoors immediately
    • If time allows, close all drapes, blinds or shades to prevent broken glass from entering your home.
    • Stay away from windows and skylights (any exterior glass) and head to a safe location inside your home, ideally only with interior walls.
    Outdoors?
    • Cover your head and seek shelter indoors immediately.
    • If you are trapped outside, get to a low-lying area and try to protect your head. Use clothing if it's all you have.
    Driving?
    • Stay inside your vehicle.
    • Slow down or pull over and stop at a safe location. DO NOT stop under a highway overpass. You may be protecting your vehicle, but you could be forcing other people to stop behind you.
    • Turn your back to windows or cover yourself with a blanket, coat or spare clothing to protect yourself from breaking glass.
    • If you have a sunroof, try to find something to protect your head.

     

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