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Heat Advisory

Statement as of 3:00 PM EDT on August 22, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 23, 2014


... Heat advisory in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a heat
advisory... which is in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT Saturday.

* Locations... Forsyth to Athens to Washington and south.

* Heat index values... 105 to 106.

* Impacts... heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of dangerous heat is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and
high humidity will create heat index readings of at least
105 degrees and very warm overnight temperatures.
Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned room and
stay out of direct sunshine. Remember... the
elderly... very Young... and people with heart conditions are most
at risk in extreme heat. Friends... relatives...
and neighbors should check on people who may be at risk.

When possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning
or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat
exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting
clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded
location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 911.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:15 AM EDT on August 22, 2014


... Public information statement...

To: subscribers:
-family of services
-NOAA weather wire service
-emergency managers weather information network
-other NWS partners... users and employees

From: National Weather Service weather forecast office
        4 Falcon drive Peachtree City Georgia

Subject: upgraded river forecast services at Columbus Georgia

Effective on Wednesday... September 24 2014... the NWS will be
upgrading hydrologic services by lowering flood stage levels on the
Chattahoochee River at Columbus Georgia.

This location is a flood only forecast point which means forecasts
and warnings are issued when the river level is expected to rise
near or above flood stage. The upgraded hydrologic services were a
direct result of field surveys showing the impacts of flooding
along portions of the riverwalks on both sides of the river.

The following critical threshold levels will be changed to:

Chattahoochee River at Columbus /cbug1/

Bankfull/action stage 25 feet
flood stage/minor flood 27 feet
moderate flood stage 42 feet
major flood stage 47 feet

Users can access this river gauge and other hydrologic information
by going through the ahps web Portal /use lower case/:

Water.Weather.Gov/ahps/

If you have any questions or comments... please contact:

Kent Frantz
WFO Peachtree City Georgia
senior service hydrologist
770.486.1133 ext 228
Kent.Frantz@noaa.Gov


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