Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Dangerous Heat in East Texas
Dangerous heat is expected across East Texas today as mostly sunny skies warm temperatures in to the middle and upper 90s this afternoon. Combine this heat with the relative humidity across East Texas today and heat index values will range between 103 and 108 degrees. Because of this, heat advisories have been issued for East Texas through tomorrow evening.
Tomorrow will be very hot as well with highs in most places ranging between 97 and 100 degrees with the heat index approaching 110 degrees at times. Once the heat index reaches 105 degrees, the human body has a very hard time cooling itself. Please postpone strenuous outdoor activity until the cooler morning or late evening hours. If you have to be outdoors, wear light weight light colored clothing and drink plenty of water. Heat exhaustion will set in very fast during the afternoon heat. This could lead to heat stroke and possibly death. On average 162 lives are lost due to heat in the United States each year, about the same amount of deaths caused from floods, lightning, and tornadoes combined! Please take the heat seriously and stay cool.