Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Heat Advisory NWS Huntsville

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
455 AM CDT WED AUG 8 2007

...DANGEROUS HEAT IS BUILDING WITH NEAR RECORD HEAT EXPECTED THURSDAY...

.STIFLING HIGH TEMPERATURES NEAR OR JUST ABOVE 100 DEGREES ARE LIKELY AT MOST LOCATIONS TODAY...THURSDAY AND POSSIBLY ON FRIDAY. AN
UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL LOOSEN ITS GRIP ON THE AREA OVER THE WEEKEND...WITH A COOL FRONT ARRIVAL BRINGING A SLIGHT COOL DOWN AND MORE TOLERABLE HUMIDITY.

455 AM CDT WED AUG 8 2007

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY...

HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH AROUND 100 DEGREES TODAY...FAR SHORT OF RECORD TERRITORY...BUT PUSHING HEAT STRESS TO A MORE DANGEROUS LEVEL. ON THURSDAY...HIGHS COULD REACH FROM 100 TO 103 DEGREES AT MOST LOCATIONS...AND NEAR RECORDS FOR THE CALENDAR DAY.

AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES OF 104 TO 108 DEGREES WILL BE COMMON...POSSIBLY EXCEEDING 110 DEGREES ON THURSDAY...MAKING EVEN LIMITED OUTDOOR EXPOSURE DANGEROUS.

LIMITED OVERNIGHT COOLING IS ANTICIPATED...WITH LOWS ONLY DROPPING INTO THE MID TO UPPER 70S...CONTRIBUTING TO THE DANGER FROM THIS
HEAT WAVE.

A COOL FRONT IS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE LATE FRIDAY. HOT WEATHER IS AGAIN ANTICIPATED BEFORE THE FRONT ARRIVES HOWEVER...SO AN EXTENSION OF THIS HEAT ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED.

HEAT IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER RELATED KILLER. HEAT EXHAUSTION...HEAT CRAMPS...OR IN EXTREME CASES...HEAT STROKE MAY RESULT FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THESE CONDITIONS. USE COMMON
SENSE...AND STAY OUT OF THE HEAT WHEN POSSIBLE. CHECK FREQUENTLY ON THOSE WHO MAY BE AT RISK...SUCH AS CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY...AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC AILMENTS. BE SURE TO PROVIDE AMPLE WATER SUPPLY FOR OUTDOOR PETS.

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