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Archive for June 22nd, 2006

So, normally Athens is a touch cooler than Augusta.  But not today.  Today Athens is winning as far as the contest of heat. 

But just when you think Augusta is falling behind in the contest for most ridiculous summer weather and Athens is pulling ahead – you notice the Special Weather Statements.  True, Athens has a Special Weather Statement today warning about the heat – as noted in the post below. 

Let us take a look at the Special Weather Statement issued for Augusta –

Air Stagnation Advisory (what?  what the hell is an air stagnation advisory?  Gross). 

Oh – it is a smog alert.  How weird.  I didn’t know that Augusta had smog alerts.  Like I said earlier – Gross. 

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101°F
Feels Like
100°F

…HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 100 TO 110  ACROSS MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL  GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON….

ANOTHER
HOT AFTERNOON IS IN STORE FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA TODAY AS A
LARGE HIGH PRESSURE REGION REMAINS LODGED OVER THE SOUTHEAST. AFTERNOON
HIGH TEMPERATURES SHOULD REACH 95 TO 102 DEGREES. THESE TEMPERATURES
COMBINED WITH DEW POINTS FROM THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S WILL RESULT IN
AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES OF 100 TO 110 DEGREES. THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA
MOUNTAINS WILL HAVE HEAT INDICES MOSTLY IN THE 90S.

A FEW SPOTS
MAY SEE SOME RELIEF DURING THE MID THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON HOURS FROM
WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. THE BEST CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL
BE ACROSS THE MID STATE AREA.

THE HEAT INDEX IS A MEASURE OF HOW
HOT IT FEELS WHEN THE EFFECTS OF HUMIDITY ARE COMBINED WITH THE OUTSIDE
TEMPERATURE. A HEAT INDEX OF 105 DEGREES IS CONSIDERED THE LEVEL WHERE
MANY PEOPLE BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE EXTREME DISCOMFORT OR PHYSICAL STRESS.
THE HEAT INDEX IS MEASURED UNDER SHADY CONDITIONS SO DIRECT EXPOSURE
WILL INCREASE THE HEAT INDEX BY AS MUCH AS 15 DEGREES.

IF YOU
PLAN TO BE OUTSIDE THIS AFTERNOON…AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE OR
STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES. YOUR BODY CAN LOSE UP TO A GALLON OF WATER AN
HOUR THROUGH PERSPIRATION. DRINK PLENTY OF NON
CAFFEINATED…NON-ALCOHOLIC FLUIDS. WEAR LIGHT-WEIGHT CLOTHING AND WEAR
A HAT AND SUNSCREEN TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUNSHINE.

PETS
CAN ALSO SUCCUMB TO THE EFFECTS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT. ENSURE PETS HAVE
ADEQUATE FRESH DRINKING WATER AND A SHADY PLACE TO REST. DO NOT KEEP
PETS IN CARS WITH THE WINDOWS ROLLED UP… EVEN PARTIALLY. TEMPERATURES
INSIDE CARS CAN REACH WELL OVER 150 DEGREES.

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