Monday: At 4 p.m., it was 95 degrees with a heat index of 105.
Please check with your coaches about practice tonight with leagues that are part of Parks & Rec. Because of heat, practices are being called off (wet bulb readings too high). Heat index has been to 105 degrees already today (actual high of 95 at 4 p.m.).
Sunday’s high was 97 degrees with a heat index of 100. That’s four degrees below the record for Aug. 11.
HEAT ADVISORY, NOON-8 P.M. TUESDAY
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Look for heat index values up to 105 degrees with temperatures in the mid 90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.
The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
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, the 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.
From Floyd County Schools:
The National Weather Service has declared a heat advisory that is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create heat index readings of at least 105 degrees and very warm overnight temperatures. They recommend that everyone wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and to drink plenty of water. Because of this, we will be allowing students who ride our school buses to bring a bottle of water on the bus with them to help aid with preventing heat exhaustion. Please note that the bottle must be able to be sealed shut to avoid any spills or messes and glass bottles are not permitted. Thank you in helping us keep our students hydrated and safe!
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 106. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.