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Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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National Weather Service Huntsville AL
238 AM CDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...Dangerous Combination of Heat and Humidity Expected Across the
Tennessee Valley Today...

.An area of high pressure continues to produce a dome of heat and
humidity across the region. The combination of this heat and
humidity will create some dangerously high temperatures and heat
index values across much of the Tennessee Valley today. Daytime
highs will climb into the low to mid 90s, with heat indices
peaking between 105 to 109 degrees once again during the
afternoon. Given the very humid air mass, heat index values over
100 degrees may develop by late morning and could last well into
the evening.

By Monday, a slightly cooler air mass should provide some limited
relief from oppressive heat and alleviate the need for another
Heat Advisory.

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Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens,
Huntsville, Decatur, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab,
Cullman, Lynchburg, and Fayetteville
238 AM CDT Sun Jul 23 2017


The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT
this evening.

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...11 AM to 7 PM across all of
  Northwest and North Central Alabama, as well as portions of
  Southern Middle Tennessee.

* TEMPERATURE...Temperatures in the low to mid 90s, combined with
  the humidity, will produce heat index values in the 105 to 109
  degree range during the 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.


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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