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Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
1043 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...Dangerous Heat Expected Across the Tennessee Valley This
Afternoon and Evening...

ALZ001>008-016-TNZ076-096-230000-
/O.CON.KHUN.HT.Y.0003.170722T1700Z-170723T0000Z/
Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan-
Marshall-Cullman-Moore-Lincoln-
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
1043 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...For all of northwest and north
  central Alabama from noon until 7 PM CDT on Saturday.

* TEMPERATURE...Temperatures well into the mid 90s combined with
  high relative humidity will produce heat index values in the
  105 to 109 degree range again this 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the evening period.
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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