Heat Index Around 100 This Weekend

Heat Index Around 100 This Weekend
Cumulus Clouds
Photo Credit: Bobby Boyd
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
958 AM CDT SAT JUN 12 2010
...EXTREME CAUTION ADVISED FOR HEAT AND HUMIDITY THIS WEEKEND...

NUMEROUS OUTDOOR EVENTS WILL BE TAKING PLACE ACROSS MIDDLE
TENNESSEE THIS WEEKEND. THOSE ORGANIZING AND PARTICIPATING IN
THESE EVENTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HEAT STRESS.

ALTHOUGH RECORD TEMPS APPEAR UNLIKELY...HIGHS EACH DAY THROUGH
THE WEEKEND WILL REACH THE LOW TO MID 90S WITH LOWS IN THE LOW TO
MID 70S. HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL BE HIGH...AND THIS WILL MAKE IT FEEL
EVEN MORE UNCOMFORTABLE. THE HEAT INDEX EACH AFTERNOON WILL BE AROUND
100.

HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR THOSE WHO WILL BE OUTDOORS THIS
WEEKEND...

DRINK PLENTY OF NON ALCOHOLIC FLUIDS.

WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING.

TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS IN THE SHADE AND TRY TO AVOID SUNBURN.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HEAT SAFETY CAN BE FOUND AT

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NASHVILLE

IN ADDITION TO THE HEAT...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL POSE A
RISK THROUGH THE WEEKEND. LIGHTNING IS A DANGER WITH ALL
THUNDERSTORMS. ALSO...SOME THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE LOCALLY STRONG
WINDS. IF THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH...SEEK SHELTER. EVENT ORGANIZERS
SHOULD HAVE PLANS IN PLACE FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND SEVE

$$
BOYD
 


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