... Heat advisory remains in effect from noon Thursday to 10 PM
* location... all areas along and east of a line from Graham to
Killeen... including the Sherman... Dallas Fort Worth... Waco...
Temple and Killeen areas.
* Temperature... high temperatures from around 100 to 105 degrees
with heat index readings reaching the 105 to 108 degree range.
* Impacts... those exposed to the extreme heat over a prolonged
period may develop heat related illnesses.
A heat advisory means that afternoon heat index values are
expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees for at least two
Be sure to check on persons with health problems and the
elderly... as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and
heat stroke. Never leave Young children or pets in an enclosed
vehicle... even for a short time... as temperatures can quickly
rise to life threatening levels.
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.