Weather Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Vermilion (LAZ052) Louisiana Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Heat Advisory Heat Advisory - Vermilion (Louisiana)


Updated:Thu 17-Aug-17 03:20pm CDT
Effective:Fri 18-Aug-17 10:00am CDT
Expires:Fri 18-Aug-17 07:00pm CDT
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Acadia; Allen; Beauregard; Calcasieu; East Cameron; Evangeline; Iberia; Jefferson Davis; Lafayette; Lower St. Martin; St. Landry; St. Mary; Upper St. Martin; Vermilion; West Cameron
 
Instructions: 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. 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.

Message summary: ...oppressive heat to continue for this afternoon and again on friday...
.a very muggy air mass will hang around the region through friday. A low coverage in showers or thunderstorms is also expected and this will allow afternoon temperatures to climb into the mid 90s. This, combined with relative humidity values around 60 percent, will make the heat index or apparent temperature from the late morning to afternoon to be in the hazardous category, with readings from 106 to 110 degrees.
...heat advisory remains in effect until 7 pm cdt this evening...
...heat advisory in effect from 10 am to 7 pm cdt friday...
The national weather service in lake charles has issued a heat advisory, which is in effect from 10 am to 7 pm cdt friday.
* temperature...92 to 95 degrees with dew points between 76 and 80 degrees.
* max apparent temperature...108 to 110 degrees.
* impacts...prolonged exposure to the heat outdoors, in unshaded places, without proper hydration, and other precautionary actions, may result in heat related illnesses.
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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone LAZ052