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Warning Date: 3:41 am CDT on August 28, 2011
Warning Description: Heat Advisory
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Updated: 6:30am on 8/28/11




High: 88.2 
Low: 82.6 
Wind: 0 mph from the SSE
Gust: 0 mph
Today's High Wind: 5 mph (12:00am)
Humidity: 23%
Pressure: 29.00 in  (Steady) 
Pressure Rate: -0.000 in/hr
Dew Point: 41.1
Wind Chill: 82.6
Heat Index (feels like): 80.4
Comfort Level: Warm
Temperature Rate:  -1.02/hr
5 Day Forecast
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
106 103 103 101 99
76 76 79 76 76


Moon Phase:

Rainfall Totals
Hourly Rain 0.00 in
Daily Rain: 0.00 in
Monthly Rain: 0.28 in
Yearly Rain: 83.78 in
DFW Airport, month to date: 0.93 in
DFW Airport, year to date: 16.86 in

Dallas/Fort Worth Climatology 1995-Today

Records and Normals
Temperature Forecast Normal Record
High 106 93 108
Low 76 72 56
Full Advisory Text
Warning Description: Heat Advisory

Warning Date: 3:41 am CDT on August 28, 2011

WarningSum:...Heat Advisory In Effect From 1 Pm This Afternoon To 8 Pm Cdt

Warning Message:The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a heat
advisory...which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM
CDT Monday. 
* Event...heat indices are expected to exceed 105 degrees during
  the afternoon and early evening hours today and Monday.
* Timing...highest heat index values will occur between 2 PM and 7 PM.
* Impact...increased risk for heat related illness or death due to
  persistent hot conditions...especially for those involved in
  outdoor activities...or in insufficiently cooled homes or
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
A heat advisory means that afternoon heat index values are
expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees while overnight low
temperatures will not fall below the upper 70s. 
Be sure to check on persons with health problems and the they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and
heat stroke. Never leave Young children or pets in an enclosed
vehicle...even for a short temperatures can quickly
rise to life threatening levels. 
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 911.
WarningDesc:Special Weather Statement

WarningDate:1:31 PM CDT on August 27, 2011

WarningSum:...Air Pollution Watch Level Orange...

Warning Message:Air pollution watch - level Orange - for Dallas-Fort Worth.
The Texas commission on environmental quality (tceq) has issued a
level Orange air pollution watch for the Dallas-Fort Worth area
for Sunday, August 28, 2011.
Atmospheric conditions are expected to be favorable for producing
high levels of ozone air pollution in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
on Sunday. Ozone levels could reach the level Orange "unhealthy
for sensitive groups" category.
Elevated concentrations of ozone can act as a lung irritant.
Individuals with chronic lung disease, such as asthma and
emphysema, as well as the elderly and Young children, are
particularly sensitive to ozone and should attempt to avoid
exposure.  To avoid exposure, minimize exertion outdoors during
the mid-day to early evening hours or stay indoors in an air-
conditioned room during this time.
For more information on ozone, visit the tceq ozone data page:
(use lower case letters)
Additional information can also be obtained from the following
Tceq dfw office, 817-588-5800
North central Texas Council of governments
MS. Whitney buehrle, 817-608-2328
North Texas clean air coalition
MS. Jennifer cohen, 817-690-1921
Environmental protection agency
mr. Mark sather, 214-665-8353

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