Extreme Heat Prompts Prolonged Weather Advisory for the Concho Valley


SAN ANGELO, TX -- Extreme heat in the Concho Valley prompts National Weather Service Forecasters to issue a heat advisory until Friday evening.  

According to the National Weather Service Office in San Angelo, A heat advisory has been issued beginning Wednesday afternoon and lasting through Friday. Temperatures are expected to reach 103 to 106 degrees for highs across the Big Country, Concho Valley and Crockett County areas.

The heat will affect outdoor activities, so necessary precautions should be taken in order to stay safe and cool. Remember to drink plenty of water, stay indoors when possible, and avoid the heat during the middle of the day and afternoon hours.

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.

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.


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