Weather Alerts for Lea Co. (NM)

Issued by the National Weather Service

Heat Advisory  HEAT ADVISORY   Heat Advisory
LEA CO. (NM)

Areas Affected:
Central Lea County - Eddy County Plains - Northern Lea County - Southern Lea County
Effective: Sun, 7/22 12:25pm Updated: Sun, 7/22 5:43pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 7/23 7:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST
NEW MEXICO THROUGH MONDAY EVENING ...
.A strong upper level ridge will continue to result in strong
heating across the forecast area through Monday with high
temperatures expected to be well in the triple digits. This
prolonged period of very hot temperatures will result in hazardous
conditions, especially for those who have to be outdoors. Take
precautions to protect yourself from heat related illness.
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/
MONDAY...
* TEMPERATURE...95 to 100 in the lower elevations of Davis
Mountains, 100 to 108 degrees across southeast New Mexico and
the Permian Basin with temperatures near 110 degrees along the
Rio Grande.
* IMPACTS...An extended period of hot temperatures is expected
and will create a situation in which heat-related illnesses
are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an
air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun as much as possible,
and check on relatives and neighbors.

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. NEVER leave children or pets in a closed vehicle as
temperatures inside can reach 140 degrees or more in a short
period of time. Ensure outdoor pets have plenty of water and
shade.
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.