Turn Up the A/C: A Heat Advisory Is In Effect from 10 AM to 9 PM Today
Another August day, another Heat Advisory from the National Weather Service in Birmingham. Tuscaloosa's forecast calls for a high near 97 degrees, and the high temp combined with humidity levels creates a potentially dangerous situation. Heat index values soar well into the triple digits today, and it could feel like 108 degrees outside by the afternoon.
The full text of today's Heat Advisory is as follows:
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * TEMPERATURES...WILL BE IN THE MID 90S. * HEAT INDEX...WILL RANGE BETWEEN 105 AND 108 DEGREES. * IMPACTS...ELEVATED RISK OF HEAT STRESS AND HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES...SUCH AS HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE... RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. 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. 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 9 1 1.