The extreme heat wave for middle Tennessee continues today, Saturday, as we expect temperatures to top the 100° mark once again. Much of the area is under a heat advisory and outdoor activities should be limited to the early morning or sunset hours.
If you must be outdoors for prolonged periods, please take care to increase your water intake and eliminate your alcohol consumption. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion is common during times of extreme heat. Even death has been known to occur. Heat Safety Information
TRIPLE DIGITS AND RECORDS:
After hitting 106° on Friday in Cookeville and seeing numerous records broken across the state, we'll be right back up around that temperature again today. The records, officially, that have been broken so far set June all-time highs and the highest temperatures recorded since records have been kept.
ALL TIME HIGHS:
Nashville 109° (old record 107° on 7-27-52 and 7-28-52)
Crossville 102° (old record 101° on 7-16-80)
TWO MORE RECORDS SET:
Yesterday's all time high in Cookeville was 99°...we are awaiting National Weather Service confirmation on the exact high. Today's all time high is 95°.....that will certainly be broken easily.
Burn bans have been ordered across many counties in middle TN. Locally, all burn permits, for Cookeville have been voided.
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