Friday, June 19, 2009

This is what we have to look forward to this week....






THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY. A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT WILL BUILD EASTWARD ACROSS THE REGION AND PROVIDE FOR NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES. THE COMBINATION OF A HUMID AIRMASS AND THESE VERY HOT TEMPERATURES AT OR ABOVE 100 DEGREES SATURDAY WILL RESULT IN A PERIOD OF HEAT INDICES THAT WILL REACH OR EXCEED 110 DEGREES. THIS EXCESSIVE HEAT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH SIMILAR HOT TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ON SUNDAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. IF POSSIBLE...CONDUCT ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES EARLY IN THE MORNING OR LATE IN THE EVENING WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE COOLER.

2 comments:

Aussie Therese said...

oh Nancy,

Looks like our weather in February. Drink lots and keep the air conditioner on.

Anne said...

Ooh! You have my sympathy! That is true suffering!