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Heat Advisory
Issued: 5:18 AM CDT Jul. 23, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...

* event... an upper level ridge of high pressure will maintain very
hot and humid conditions over the area. Temperatures this
afternoon will climb to the upper 90s to near 100 degrees... and
when combined with the humidity... will result in heat indices
ranging from 105 to 110 degrees.

* Timing... through 7 PM CDT this evening.

* Impact... a heat advisory means that hot temperatures and high
humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat
related illnesses are possible. Caution is recommended for
those who will be outdoors.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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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Record Report
Issued: 5:38 AM CDT Jul. 23, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Daily high minimum temperature record broken on July 22 2016...

Location old record new record years of data
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Shreveport la 79 in 2015 81 in 2016 records since 1874
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