Heat Advisory in Effect from Noon Until 7 PM Today (Friday, June 20, 2018)
Prepare for another brutally hot and humid day in West Alabama. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat Advisory in effect from 12 noon today until 7 p.m. this evening. The full text of the advisory is below.
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY... * TEMPERATURE...High temperatures across the advisory area will be in the low to middle 90s, with heat indices 104 to 107 degrees. * IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses may be possible for those outdoors in unshaded areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule 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 neighbors.