Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Mobile, AL

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
140 PM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

ALZ051>064-FLZ001>006-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-210645-
CHOCTAW-WASHINGTON-CLARKE-WILCOX-MONROE-CONECUH-BUTLER-CRENSHAW-
ESCAMBIA-COVINGTON-UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-
LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-
COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA-WAYNE-PERRY-
GREENE-STONE-GEORGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUTLER...LISMAN...SILAS...CHATOM...
MILLRY...JACKSON...THOMASVILLE...GROVE HILL...CAMDEN...
PINE HILL...HOMEWOOD...MONROEVILLE...EVERGREEN...GREENVILLE...
LUVERNE...BRANTLEY...ATMORE...BREWTON...EAST BREWTON...
ANDALUSIA...OPP...MOBILE...PRICHARD...SARALAND...BAY MINETTE...
TILLMANS CORNER...THEODORE...DAPHNE...FAIRHOPE...FOLEY...
SPANISH FORT...CENTURY...FLOMATON...MOLINO...PENSACOLA...
FERRY PASS...BRENT...WEST PENSACOLA...BELLVIEW...ENSLEY...
MYRTLE GROVE...JAY...PACE...MILTON...GULF BREEZE...CRESTVIEW...
WRIGHT...FORT WALTON BEACH...NICEVILLE...DESTIN...SEMINOLE...
EGLIN AFB...VALPARAISO...WAYNESBORO...RICHTON...BEAUMONT...
NEW AUGUSTA...LEAKESVILLE...MCLAIN...WIGGINS...LUCEDALE
140 PM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

...POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS HEAT CONDITIONS THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL ALLOW FOR PROGRESSIVELY HOTTER
TEMPERATURES THROUGH FRIDAY WITH NO RELIEF EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND.
HIGH TEMPERATURES ON THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM AROUND 97 OVER INLAND
AREAS TO 92 NEAR THE IMMEDIATE COAST. HOTTER TEMPERATURES ARE
EXPECTED ON FRIDAY WITH HIGHS RANGING FROM AROUND 99 INLAND TO AROUND
95 AT THE IMMEDIATE COAST. HIGHS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BE
SIMILAR AND RANGE FROM AROUND 98 INLAND TO 94 AT THE COAST.

WITH PLENTY OF GULF MOISTURE STILL OVER THE REGION...HEAT INDEX
VALUES WILL BE AT LEAST 102 TO 107 EACH AFTERNOON...AND AREAS CLOSER
TO THE COAST WILL HAVE LOCATIONS AROUND 108...POSSIBLY AROUND 110 ON
FRIDAY WHEN THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED.

CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY...AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC AILMENTS ARE USUALLY
THE FIRST TO SUFFER FROM THE HEAT. HEAT EXHAUSTION...CRAMPS OR IN
EXTREME CASES HEAT STROKE CAN RESULT FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THESE
CONDITIONS.

PERSONS WORKING OR PLAYING SPORTS OUTDOORS FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON ARE URGED TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND SPORT DRINKS...TAKING
FREQUENT BREAKS TO PREVENT OVERHEATING. REFRAIN FROM THE INTAKE OF
CAFFEINATED AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. REMEMBER TO CHECK ON RELATIVES
AND NEIGHBORS...ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE
ADEQUATE AIR CONDITIONING.

ALSO...DO NOT FORGET ABOUT YOUR PETS. PETS SHOULD BE BROUGHT
INDOORS...ESPECIALLY DURING THE HEAT OF THE DAY. IF PETS MUST BE
KEPT OUTDOORS...PROVIDE SHADE AND PLENTY OF FRESH WATER. LIVESTOCK
ARE ALSO VULNERABLE.

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