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Williamson County Rescue Squad
Thursday July 22nd, 2010 :: 12:44 p.m. CDT

Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a weather statement warning citizens be careful in the hot weather today.

The National Weather Service and the Williamson County Rescue Squad would like to ask that you take extra precautions today through the weekend as the temperatures remain extremely high.

Issued by The National Weather Service
Nashville, TN
4:46 am CDT, Thu., Jul. 22, 2010

... A HEAT ADVISORY MAY BE ISSUED LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT FOR LOCATIONS WEST OF THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU REGION FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON... ... ABOVE NORMAL HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL CONTINUE THROUGH AT LEAST NEXT WEDNESDAY...

THE STRONG BERMUDA HIGH INFLUENCE OF THE PREVIOUS DAYS WILL AGAIN MAINTAIN ITS GRIP ON THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE WEATHER PATTERN AT LEAST THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK. AS A RESULT... HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY REMAIN 5 TO 10 DEGREES ABOVE CLIMATE NORMS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR... WITH AFTERNOON HIGHS IN THE MID 90'S THROUGH AT LEAST NEXT WEDNESDAY... ACROSS MOST OF THE MID STATE.

ON THIS FRIDAY... UPPER 90'S WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS MANY LOCATIONS WEST OF THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU REGION... AS RAIN FREE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE ENTIRE MID STATE. A HEAT ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE ISSUED FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.

THUS... AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM 100 TO 104 DEGREES... FOR LOCATIONS WEST OF THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU. THOSE 104 DEGREE READINGS WILL GENERALLY BE IN LOCATIONS IN THE VICINITY OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY REGION. IT CAN NOT BE RULED OUT... FOR A SHORT PERIODS OF TIME THIS AFTERNOON... THAT HEAT INDEX VALUES MAY REACH OR EXCEED 105 DEGREES IN ISOLATED LOCATIONS.

DESPITE NOT HAVING HIGH TEMPERATURES GENERALLY IN THE MID 90S... WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES RANGING BETWEEN 100 AND 104 DEGREES... AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL STILL BE AT LEAST 5 DEGREES ABOVE CLIMATE NORMS ACROSS THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU REGION... WHERE AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY RANGE FROM THE UPPER 80S TO THE LOWER 90S THROUGH NEXT WEDNESDAY ALSO.

SOME SLIGHT RELIEF IS IN SIGHT... AS SIGHTLY DRIER AIR IS STILL LIKELY TO INFILTRATE THE MID STATE BY EARLY NEXT WEEK... WHICH WILL POSSIBLY RELIEVE SOME OF THE HUMIDITY AND REDUCE HEAT INDICES BY A FEW DEGREES.

IN ADDITION... OVERNIGHT LOWS FROM TONIGHT THROUGH AT LEAST NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT WILL REMAIN PRIMARILY IN THE MID 70'S... WITH LOWS AROUND 70 ACROSS THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU REGION.

AS A RESULT... BE ADVISED THAT SUCH TEMPERATURES CAN LEAD TO A VARIETY OF SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS... SUCH AS SUNSTROKE... HEAT CRAMPS... AND HEAT EXHAUSTION... WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. IF YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE DURING THE AFTERNOON... IT IS BEST TO TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE SUMMER HEAT AND PROPER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS...

Address/Location
Williamson County Rescue Squad
508 W Main St
Franklin, TN 37064

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 615-790-5821

Jonathan Pressnell
Public Relations
webmaster@wcfire.com


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