NWS Issues Heat Advisory for Thursday and Friday
Prepare for two exceptionally hot and humid days in West Alabama. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat Advisory in effect from noon today (Thursday, July 16th) through 7 p.m. Friday (July 17th). The text of the advisory is below.
Marion-Lamar-Fayette-Winston-Walker-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Sumter- Greene-Hale-Marengo- Including the cities of Hamilton, Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette, Double Springs, Jasper, Carrollton, Tuscaloosa, Livingston, Eutaw, Greensboro, Moundville, Demopolis, and Linden 400 AM CDT Thu Jul 16 2020 ...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT FRIDAY... * WHAT...Peak afternoon heat index values 105 to 108 are expected. * WHERE...Portions of northwest, west central and southwest Alabama. * WHEN...From noon today to 7 PM CDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.