Monday, August 06, 2007

Special Weather Statement

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
353 PM CDT MON AUG 6 2007

ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-071000-
COLBERT-CULLMAN-DE KALB-FRANKLIN AL-FRANKLIN TN-JACKSON-LAUDERDALE-
LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-LINCOLN-MADISON-MARSHALL-MOORE-MORGAN-
353 PM CDT MON AUG 6 2007

...THE CURRENT HEAT WAVE EXPECTED TO REACH DANGEROUS LEVELS
THROUGH FRIDAY...

HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH NEAR OR AROUND 100 DEGREES EACH
AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY...EXCEPT IN THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.
SOME LOCATIONS MAY REACH TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES...ESPECIALLY
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. WITH HUMIDITY ADDED IN...HEAT INDEX
VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 104 TO 108...POSSIBLY EXCEEDING DANGEROUS
LEVELS AROUND 110 DEGREES. ANOTHER CONTRIBUTING HEAT STRESS FACTOR
WILL BE LIMITED NIGHTTIME RECOVERY COOLING EACH NIGHT...WITH LOWS
ONLY IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 70S...ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS.

PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST THE HEAT BY LIMITING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.
SLOW DOWN IF YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE...AND TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS WHICH
INCLUDE PLENTY OF WATER.

TARGET GROUPS ARE ATHLETES...OUTDOOR LABORERS...THE ELDERLY...AND
YOUNG CHILDREN. HOWEVER...ANYONE CAN BE AFFLICTED BY HEAT
EXHAUSTION.

BE AWARE OF SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION...AND IF YOU FEEL ANY
SYMPTOMS...STOP IMMEDIATELY AND FIND A COOL PLACE TO REST. ALSO
REMEMBER TO PROVIDE EXTRA WATER AND A SHADY PLACE FOR PETS.

STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
HUNTSVILLE.

$$

3 comments:

Rick said...

Happens every year and we still ain't gotten used to it...

Mike said...

The humidity is what bothers me the most.

Dewdrop said...

I used this... we don't even get the luxury of a heat advisory. It's supposed to be THIS hot here...