Heat Advisory in Effect From 11 AM until 9 PM Thursday, August 4, 2016
Look for another scorching hot day in Alabama as heat indices rise to 109 degrees. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a HEAT ADVISORY in effect from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. today. Tuscaloosa's forecast calls for a high near 97, and coupled with high humidity levels, outdoor temps will feel like 107 degrees.
The full text of the Heat Advisory is below:
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING. * TEMPERATURES...WILL BE IN THE MID 90S. * HEAT INDEX...WILL RANGE BETWEEN 105 AND 109 DEGREES. * IMPACTS...ELEVATED RISK OF HEAT STRESS AND HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES...SUCH AS HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. 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.