Sunday, August 3, 2008

Our Weather Warning

This is the Weather.com warning attached to Waco right now...

DANGEROUS SUMMER HEAT IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO MONDAY WITH LATE AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO RANGE BETWEEN 101 AND 106 DEGREES. THESE HOT TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH THE HUMIDITY WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 105 AND 110 DEGREES DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON. IN ADDITION...LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL ONLY FALL INTO THE MID TO UPPER 70S...PROVIDING LITTLE RECOVERY TIME FROM THE HOT WEATHER.

PERSONS INVOLVED IN ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE URGED TO TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. WEAR LOOSE FITTING AND LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING. 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 PEOPLE OR PETS IN AN ENCLOSED VEHICLE...EVEN FOR A SHORT TIME...AS TEMPERATURES CAN QUICKLY RISE TO LIFE THREATENING LEVELS IN JUST A FEW MINUTES!!

5 comments:

David said...
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Mark said...

So, it's a little hot. Big whoop!

He's my personal weather warning:


...TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... ...HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT...

...NEW INFORMATION...

UPDATED PRECIPITATION FORECAST.

...AREAS AFFECTED...

THIS STATEMENT RECOMMENDS ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY PERSONS IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES OR MARINE AREAS:

BRAZORIA...CHAMBERS...GALVESTON... HARRIS...LIBERTY...MATAGORDA.

...WATCHES/WARNINGS...

THE FOLLOWING WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR THIS AREA:

TROPICAL STORM WARNING. HURRICANE WATCH. FLASH FLOOD WATCH.

...PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EVACUATIONS ARE NOT PLANNED FOR ANY OF THE WARNED COUNTIES. ABANDONED VEHICLES ON HARRIS COUNTY TOLL ROADS WILL BE TOWED. THE JOHNSON SPACE CENTER CLOSED AT NOON MONDAY.

RESIDENTS SHOULD PREPARE FOR STRONG TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS. WIND SPEEDS ARE FORECAST TO BE HIGHEST NEAR AND TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL. MOBILE HOMES IN THE PATH OF THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL EXPERIENCE MODERATE DAMAGE...SOME OF POOR CONSTRUCTION WILL BE UNINHABITABLE UNTIL REPAIRED. HOUSES OF POOR TO AVERAGE CONSTRUCTION WILL HAVE DAMAGE TO SHINGLES...SIDING...AND GUTTERS. SOME WINDOWS WILL BE BLOWN OUT. UNFASTENED OUTDOOR ITEMS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE WEIGHT WILL BECOME AIRBORNE...CAUSING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE AND POSSIBLE INJURY. DOZENS OF POWER LINES WILL BE BLOWN DOWN. LOCAL POWER OUTAGES WILL AFFECT ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS.

MANY LARGE BRANCHES OF HEALTHY TREES WILL BE SNAPPED...AND ROTTING SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED TREES WILL BE UPROOTED.

...STORM SURGE AND STORM TIDE...

A STORM SURGE OF 3 TO 4 FEET IS EXPECTED NEAR AND JUST TO THE EAST OF WHERE EDOUARD MAKES LANDFALL. THE WATER LEVELS BELOW ARE BASED BASED ON THE LANDFALL OF A STRONG TROPICAL STORM IN THE VICINITY OF GALVESTON BAY. IF EDOUARD BECOMES A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE...STORM SURGE LEVELS COULD REACH 4 FEET. LOCATION EXPECTED WATER MAX LEVELS TUESDAY MORNING

Kristi said...

haha, you win mark! come to waco if you need to evacuate....

Scott said...

if its too hot then you should be inside doing more blogging!

Aunt Diana said...

sounds like perfect golfing weather.