Triple Digit Heat Indexes Expected for Middle Tennessee This Afternoon

421 AM CDT THU AUG 2 2012

...HOT WEATHER SAFETY WILL BE IMPORTANT AGAIN TODAY...
...HEAT INDEX VALUES EXPECTED TO TOP OUT BETWEEN 100 AND 104
DEGREES...

MIDDLE TENNESSEE IS EXPECTED TO ENDURE MORE SIZZLING HEAT TODAY...
WITH AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES OVER MUCH OF THE MID STATE...WEST OF
THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU...EXPECTED TO TOP OUT BETWEEN 100 AND 104
DEGREES. THE MOST BRUTAL HEAT...ALONG WITH HEAT INDICES OF 104
DEGREES...IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST...OVER
PERRY...WAYNE...AND LAWRENCE COUNTIES.

AVOID PROLONGED WORK IN THE SUN OR IN POORLY VENTILATED AREAS...
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND OTHER NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES...AND
SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT.

CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY...AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC AILMENTS ARE
USUALLY THE FIRST TO SUFFER FROM THE HEAT. HEAT EXHAUSTION...
CRAMPS...OR HEAT STROKE CAN RESULT FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO
THESE CONDITIONS. FRIENDS...RELATIVES...OR NEIGHBORS SHOULD CHECK
ON PEOPLE WHO MAY BE AT RISK.


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