Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
322 AM CDT TUE AUG 7 2007

...HEAT WAVE WILL BECOME MORE DANGEROUS THROUGH
THE WEEK...

.AS AN UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM SITS ACROSS
THE SOUTHEAST THIS WEEK...DANGEROUS HEAT WILL GRIP
THE AREA. THE WORST OF THE HEAT WILL OCCUR FROM
WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY...POSSIBLY LASTING
INTO EARLY THIS WEEKEND. STIFLING AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES AROUND OR JUST ABOVE 100 DEGREES
ARE ANTICIPATED...WHILE ONLY DROPPING
INTO THE MID TO UPPER 70S AT NIGHT.

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM WEDNESDAY TO
7 PM CDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS
ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM
WEDNESDAY TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH AROUND 100 DEGREES
BOTH WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS...WITH
HEAT INDICES OF AROUND 105 DEGREES COMMON. THESE
VALUES MAY APPROACH 110 DEGREES IN A FEW LOCATIONS
...MAKING OUTDOOR EXPOSURE DANGEROUS. LIMITED
OVERNIGHT COOLING... WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER
70S WILL ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DANGER FROM THIS
LENGTHENING HEAT WAVE. THIS ADVISORY MAY NEED AN
EXTENSION THROUGH FRIDAY OR SATURDAY IF CURRENT
FORECASTS STAY ON TRACK.

HEAT EXHAUSTION...HEAT CRAMPS...OR IN EXTREME CASES
...HEAT STROKE MAY RESULT FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE
TO THESE CONDITIONS. CHECK FREQUENTLY ON THOSE
WHO MAY BE AT RISK...SUCH AS CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY
...AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC AILMENTS.

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