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Issued by The National Weather Service
New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
11:20 am CDT, Sat., Jun. 20, 2009

... HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S... COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY READINGS WILL CAUSE HEAT INDICES IN THE EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON TO REACH BETWEEN 105 AND 110 DEGREES. THESE CONDITIONS CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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. IF POSSIBLE... REFRAIN FROM DOING OUTSIDE WORK DURING THE HOTTEST PART OF THE DAY. IF YOU MUST BE OUTDOORS... WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT... LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING... DRINK PLENTY OF WATER... SLOW DOWN AND TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS. &&

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... A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND COASTAL MISSISSIPPI UNTIL 7 PM TODAY.

.HOT WEATHER WILL CONTINUE OVER THE REGION TODAY AS A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE IN THE UPPER LEVEL OF THE ATMOSPHERE REMAINS CENTERED OVER THE GULF SOUTH REGION.

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