Monday, July 11, 2011

Hot 11 PM Update - Heat Advisory

11:00 PM UPDATE:
Currently 85° in Cookeville with a heat index reading of 96°. Typically in the summer, we'll drop another 5-7° by sunrise. So, by morning...look for sunrise temps from 77-80° across the city and we'll zoom quickly to around 97° for the afternoon high with heat index readings from 105-110° and possibly even higher. The advisory is listed below. 

...Heat advisory in effect until 7 PM CDT Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a heat
advisory...which is in effect until 7 PM CDT Tuesday.

* Event...heat index readings are expected to reach 105 degrees
 during the afternoon today and Tuesday for most of the mid
 state. There will be little or no relief from the heat at night
 with low temperatures only dropping to the mid 70s.

* Timing...heat index readings will peak in the afternoon hours
 near 105 degrees each and Tuesday. The heat is
 expected to ease by Wednesday.

* Impact...the first to suffer from the heat will be children...
 the elderly and people with chronic ailments. Heat
 exhaustion... heat cramps and heat stroke are possible due to
 prolonged exposure to the heat.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions if you must work or spend time outside.
When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning
or evening. Wear light weight and loose fitted clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water. Take 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.

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