Heat Advisory, 6/29-7/01
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory that will begin at 2PM on Friday and last through until Sunday at 7PM:
“HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM FRIDAY TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY FOR AREAS WEST OF THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU…
* TEMPERATURE…HIGHS BETWEEN 102 AND 105 DEGREES…AND LOWS AROUND 75 DEGREES. AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105 EACH DAY.
* IMPACTS…HEAT RELATED ILLNESS SUCH AS HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE ARE A REAL THREAT. DEHYDRATION CAN OCCUR QUICKLY. THE EFFECTS OF THIS HEAT WAVE WILL BE CUMULATIVE GIVEN THAT IT IS GOING TO PERSIST FOR SEVERAL DAYS. THE EXTENDED PERIOD OF HEAT WILL ALSO CAUSE DROUGHT CONDITIONS TO WORSEN…AND RESULT IN AN INCREASED POTENTIAL OF FIRE DANGER.”
At present, neither our county nor our town is under a burn restriction. If this situation changes, we’ll post updates here.
Please remember that if you are setting off fireworks, practice safety first and have a water hose nearby.