Heat Advisory Issued Through 9 PM Wednesday, June 24, 2015
West Alabama will feel the burn of another scorching heatwave, and the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat Advisory in effect through 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2015.
High temperatures coupled with high humidity levels will result in heat indices that could reach 103 to 107 in the afternoon. The full advisory is below:
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
* LOCATIONS...IMPACTED WILL BE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA...GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTHWEST OF A LINE FROM ONEONTA TO COLUMBIANA...TO LAFAYETTE.
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...WILL TOP OUT IN THE 104 TO 109 DEGREE RANGE
DURING THE AFTERNOON.
* IMPACTS...HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY COULD LEAD TO HEAT ILLNESSES.
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.
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 9 1 1.