Heat Advisory Remains In Effect With An Additional Advisory For Saturday

Temperatures across the state right now are what we call sizziling. It was hot enough for the NWS in Huntsville to cook cookies outside:

Previous 3:00 PM temperatures showed Huntsville at 93F with a heat index of 105F, Tuscaloosa 93F heat index 104F, Gadsden 95F heat index 107F, Birmingham 94F heat index 100F. As the sun begins to set the heat index values will slowly drop, but through 6:00 PM expect them to rise another degree or two.

A Heat Advisory is in effect for all counties in north and central Alabama with the exception of eastern Alabama until 7:00 PM this evening and an additional Heat Advisory is in effect for northern Alabama on Saturday from noon until 7:00pm:

Heat Advisory NWS Huntsville

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
339 PM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017

…Dangerous Heat Expected Across the Tennessee Valley This
Afternoon and Again on Saturday…

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Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens,
Huntsville, Decatur, Lynchburg, and Fayetteville
339 PM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…
…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT SATURDAY…

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from noon to 7 PM CDT Saturday.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED…For all of northwest Alabama and
north central from noon until 7 PM CDT on Saturday.

* TEMPERATURE…Temperatures well into the mid 90s combined with
high relative humidity will produce heat index values in the 105
to 109 degree range again Saturday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…The combination of heat and humidity will lead to an
increased risk for heat related illnesses, including heat
stroke and dehydration for those outside or without air
conditioning. Additionally, car interiors will reach lethal
temperatures within a matter of minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the evening period.
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. Check up on relatives and neighbors.
Absolutely do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles!

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 911.

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Marshall-Jackson-Cullman-Franklin TN-
Including the cities of Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab,
Scottsboro, Cullman, Winchester, Sewanee, Decherd,
Estill Springs, and Cowan
339 PM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017

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

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED…For all of Southern Middle Tennessee
and portions of far northeast Alabama from noon through 7 PM CDT
today.

* TEMPERATURE…Temperatures climbing well into the mid to upper
90s will translate into heat index values in the 105 to 107
degree range this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…The combination of heat and humidity will lead to an
increased risk for heat related illnesses, including heat
stroke and dehydration for those outside or without air
conditioning. Additionally, car interiors will reach lethal
temperatures within a matter of minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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. Check up on relatives and
neighbors. Absolutely do not leave children or pets unattended in
vehicles!

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 911.

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Heat Advisory NWS Birmingham

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
1145 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017

…HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAKE IT FEEL LIKE ITS 105 TO 107 DEGREES…

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Including the cities of Hamilton, Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette,
Double Springs, Jasper, Carrollton, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham,
Hoover, Columbiana, Pelham, Alabaster, Livingston, Eutaw,
Greensboro, Moundville, Marion, Centreville, Clanton, Demopolis,
Linden, Selma, Prattville, Fort Deposit, Hayneville, Wetumpka,
Tallassee, Montgomery, Tuskegee, Union Springs, Phenix City,
Troy, and Eufaula
1145 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* TEMPERATURE…High temperatures will range from 94 to 99 degrees
which puts the Heat Indices into the 105 to 107 degree range for
a few hours through this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Heat related illnesses may be possible for those
outdoors in unshaded areas without proper precautions taken.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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 check up
on relatives and neighbors.

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