Weather Alerts for Jefferson Parish

Issued by the National Weather Service

Heat Advisory  HEAT ADVISORY   Heat Advisory
JEFFERSON PARISH

Areas Affected:
Ascension - Assumption - East Baton Rouge - East Feliciana - Iberville - Livingston - Lower Jefferson - Lower Lafourche - Lower Plaquemines - Lower St. Bernard - Lower Terrebonne - Northern Tangipahoa - Orleans - Pointe Coupee - Southern Tangipahoa - St. Charles - St. Helena - St. James - St. John The Baptist - St. Tammany - Upper Jefferson - Upper Lafourche - Upper Plaquemines - Upper St. Bernard - Upper Terrebonne - Washington - West Baton Rouge - West Feliciana
Effective: Thu, 6/20 10:56am Updated: Thu, 6/20 12:50pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 6/20 6:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Oppressive heat developing today...
.A very humid environment is in place and this will combine with
temperatures approaching the lower and possibly even mid 90s. The
combination of the warm temperatures and humid air will lead to
heat index readings near or greater than 105 degrees in some
locations.
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening.
* TEMPERATURE...91 to 95 degrees.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...105 to 109 degrees.
* IMPACTS...Heat exhaustion or stroke may set in if individuals
and pets are not adequately cooled and/or hydrated.

Information:
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.