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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Nashville TN
1048 AM CDT Thu Jul 20 2017

TNZ007>011-028>034-062>066-075-077>080-211000-
Robertson-Sumner-Macon-Clay-Pickett-Wilson-Trousdale-Smith-
Jackson-Putnam-Overton-Fentress-Rutherford-Cannon-De Kalb-White-
Cumberland-Bedford-Coffee-Warren-Grundy-Van Buren-
Including the cities of Springfield, Hendersonville, Gallatin,
Goodlettsville, Lafayette, Celina, Byrdstown, Lebanon,
Mount Juliet, Hartsville, Carthage, South Carthage, Gordonsville,
Gainesboro, Cookeville, Livingston, Jamestown, Allardt,
Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne, Woodbury, Smithville, Sparta,
Crossville, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Manchester, McMinnville,
Altamont, Coalmont, and Spencer
1048 AM CDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT HEAT WAVE OF THE SUMMER SPREADING INTO
MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

Several days of very hot and humid weather will culminate today
and tomorrow as strong high pressure spreads across the mid-state.
High temperatures in the mid 90s will be common through at least
Friday, with heat index values from 100 to 106. The Cumberland
Plateau will not be quite as hot, with maximum heat index values
in the middle 90s.

Wear lightweight, loose fitting, and light colored clothing to
reflect heat if you must be outdoors. Drink plenty of water.
Avoid being outdoors during the afternoon, if possible. Check on
relatives and neighbors, especially the elderly.

Do not leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle. The
temperatures inside a vehicle can reach deadly levels in only a
few minutes.

$$

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Louisville KY
347 AM EDT Fri Jul 21 2017

KYZ035>037-039>043-046>049-054>057-064>067-075>078-081-082-212200-
Franklin-Scott-Harrison-Anderson-Woodford-Fayette-Bourbon-
Nicholas-Washington-Mercer-Jessamine-Clark-Marion-Boyle-Garrard-
Madison-Green-Taylor-Casey-Lincoln-Monroe-Metcalfe-Adair-Russell-
Cumberland-Clinton-
Including the cities of Frankfort, Georgetown, Cynthiana,
Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Lexington, Paris, Carlisle,
Springfield, Harrodsburg, Nicholasville, Winchester, Lebanon,
Danville, Lancaster, Richmond, Greensburg, Campbellsville,
Liberty, Stanford, Tompkinsville, Edmonton, Columbia, Jamestown,
Burkesville, and Albany
347 AM EDT Fri Jul 21 2017 /247 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017/

...Hot and Very Humid Through Saturday...

High temperatures will reach the lower 90s today and Saturday,
and combined with the oppressive humidity, will result in afternoon
heat indices exceeding 100 degrees. Those planning outdoor
activities should take frequent breaks in the shade, drink plenty
of water, and limit strenuous activities during the early and mid
afternoon hours.

$$

RAS

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Jackson KY
839 PM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-211000-
Fleming-Montgomery-Bath-Rowan-Estill-Powell-Menifee-Rockcastle-
Jackson-Pulaski-Laurel-Wayne-McCreary-Whitley-Knox-Bell-Harlan-
Elliott-Morgan-Johnson-Wolfe-Magoffin-Floyd-Lee-Breathitt-Knott-
Owsley-Perry-Clay-Leslie-Letcher-Martin-Pike-
Including the cities of Flemingsburg, Camargo, Jeffersonville,
Mount Sterling, Owingsville, Morehead, Irvine, Ravenna,
Clay City, Stanton, Frenchburg, Brodhead, Mount Vernon, McKee,
Annville, Burnside, Somerset, London, Monticello, Stearns,
Whitley City, Corbin, Williamsburg, Barbourville, Middlesboro,
Pineville, Cumberland, Harlan, Sandy Hook, West Liberty,
Paintsville, Campton, Salyersville, Prestonsburg, Wheelwright,
Beattyville, Jackson, Hindman, Pippa Passes, Booneville, Hazard,
Manchester, Hyden, Jenkins, Whitesburg, Inez, Coal Run,
Elkhorn City, Pikeville, and South Williamson
839 PM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...Dangerous Heat Expected Friday through Saturday...

High temperatures will average in the lower 90s on Friday and
Saturday. When combined with high humidity values, heat indices
will peak in the 98 to 103 degree range on Friday, and around 100
degrees on Saturday. In additional, most locations will not see
temperatures fall below 70 each night through Saturday. Heat of
this magnitude could be dangerous, especially for the elderly,
small children, those with pre-existing health conditions, and
pets.

Those planning outdoor activities later this week and into the
weekend should take frequent breaks in the shade, drink plenty of
water, and limit strenuous activities during the afternoon and
early evening hours when the heat is at its peak. Ensure outdoor
pets have shade and plenty of water. Continue to monitor later
forecasts for updates.

$$

JMW/JP/GEOGERIAN

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