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Mississippi, Greene

Special Statement

Statement as of 9:04 PM CDT on August 20, 2014

Expires 2:45 AM EDT on August 21, 2014


... Risk of dangerous heat conditions through the weekend...

A high pressure system over our region will bring afternoon
temperatures in the mid 90s near the coast... to near 100
inland... from Thursday through Sunday with little or no relief
expected.

Combined with high surface humidity... the inland heat index will
reach 102 to 107 each afternoon. Coastal areas may see 108 to 110 in
some places due to higher humidity.

Heat exhaustion... cramps... or in extreme cases heat stroke... can
result from prolonged exposure to these conditions. Children... the
elderly... and those with chronic ailments are especially vulnerable.

Those working or playing sports outdoors from late morning through
the afternoon on these days are urged to drink plenty of water and
sport drinks. Take frequent breaks to prevent overheating. Refrain
from the Intake of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. Remember to
check on relatives and neighbors... especially the elderly... and
ensure they have air conditioning. Pets are better off indoors by
midday but if they must be outdoors ensure they have shade and plenty
of fresh water.


140 PM CDT Wed Aug 20 2014

... Potentially dangerous heat conditions through the weekend...

High pressure over the region will allow for progressively hotter
temperatures through Friday with no relief expected over the weekend.
High temperatures on Thursday will range from around 97 over inland
areas to 92 near the immediate coast. Hotter temperatures are
expected on Friday with highs ranging from around 99 inland to around
95 at the immediate coast. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be
similar and range from around 98 inland to 94 at the coast.

With plenty of Gulf moisture still over the region... heat index
values will be at least 102 to 107 each afternoon... and areas closer
to the coast will have locations around 108... possibly around 110 on
Friday when the hottest temperatures are expected.

Children... the elderly... and people with chronic ailments are usually
the first to suffer from the heat. Heat exhaustion... cramps or in
extreme cases heat stroke can result from prolonged exposure to these
conditions.

Persons working or playing sports outdoors from late morning through
this afternoon are urged to drink plenty of water and sport drinks... taking
frequent breaks to prevent overheating. Refrain from the Intake of
caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. Remember to check on relatives
and neighbors... especially the elderly to make sure they have
adequate air conditioning.

Also... do not Forget about your pets. Pets should be brought
indoors... especially during the heat of the day. If pets must be
kept outdoors... provide shade and plenty of fresh water. Livestock
are also vulnerable.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:55 PM CDT on August 20, 2014


... Dozier NOAA all hazards weather radio is back in service...

The NOAA all hazards radio transmitter located at Dozier
Alabama... station kih59 broadcasting on a frequency of 162.550
megahertz... has returned to service.



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