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Heat Advisory Issued for North Georgia

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http://www.daculaweather.com/national_alerts/4_severe_alert.php

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
321 PM EDT FRI JUN 29 2012

...DANGEROUS HEAT TO AFFECT NORTHERN AND CENTRAL GEORGIA THROUGH
THE WEEKEND...

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT SUNDAY.

• LOCATIONS...AREAS WEST AND SOUTH OF ETON...CANTON...AND
GAINSVILLE AND NORTHWEST FROM A LINE NEAR ATHENS THROUGH MACON AND
LUMPKIN.

• HEAT INDEX VALUES...NEAR 105 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON AND
INCREASING TO 105-110 DEGREES BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

• TIMING...PEAK HEAT INDICES OCCURRING DURING THE AFTERNOON INTO
EARLY EVENING.

• IMPACTS...CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT CAN HAVE A
CUMULATIVE EFFECT ON THE HUMAN BODY. HEAT OF THIS MAGNITUDE
AND DURATION CAN TRIGGER HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES SUCH AS HEAT
EXHAUSTION OR EVEN HEAT STROKE. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS
UNATTENDED IN A CAR...EVEN WITH THE WINDOWS ROLLED DOWN.

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.

THE ADDITIONAL MOISTURE ON SUNDAY WILL LEAD TO HEAT INDICES JUST AS
HIGH. EXPECT WIDESPREAD 105-110 HEAT INDICES BOTH AFTERNOONS WITH
PORTIONS OF EASTERN AND SOUTHERN ZONES CLIMBING ABOVE 110...HENCE
THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH.

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North Georgia Weather June 29, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Currently 102, we hit 104.2 at 3:34pm
North Georgia Weather June 29, 2012 at 08:34 PM
104.9º at 4:22pm
Kristi Reed (Editor) June 29, 2012 at 09:03 PM
I have 105 at 5 p.m.
North Georgia Weather June 29, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Athens, GA: 107° (tied the June record of 107°) Atlanta: 103° (broke the June record of 102°) Baltimore: 103° (missed the daily/monthly record of 105°) Charlotte: 104° (broke the June record of 103°) Columbia, SC: 109° (broke the June record of 107°) Memphis: 102° ***daily climate summary shows 101°*** Nashville: 107° ***daily climate summary shows 105°*** Raleigh: 105° (broke the June record of 104°) Richmond: 102° (broke the daily record of 101°) Smyrna, TN: 113° (smashed the June record of 103°, Tied the State's highest temperature on record) ***With BNA and MEM having climate summaries showing lower figures than the hourly summary, it's possible this figure will be reduced*** Washington, DC: ...DCA: 104° (broke the June record of 102°) ...IAD: 101° (broke the June record of 100°)
North Georgia Weather June 29, 2012 at 10:24 PM
It's starting to look like our high here will be 104.9º at 4:22 p.m. We've been floating around the mid 103's for the last 30 minutes or so and it's starting to trend downward. So far (except for about 10 minutes) we've been at 100 or above since 1:16pm, or a little more than 5 hours now.
North Georgia Weather June 29, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Here's a link to a graph of today's temperature. You can hover over any point on the graph to view info on that datapoint. http://www.daculaweather.com/4_dacula_weather_graphs.php
North Georgia Weather June 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM
I've set 4 yearly records so far today: Highest Temp: 104.9F Highest Heat Index: 110.5 F Warmest Day (6am - 6pm): 92 F Warmest Night (6pm - 6am): 82.9 F
North Georgia Weather June 29, 2012 at 10:44 PM
http://www.daculaweather.com/4_yearly_records.php Just dropped below 103, first time since 2:45pm, almost exactly 4 hours above 103.
North Georgia Weather June 29, 2012 at 11:28 PM
101.4º now at 7:27 pm. More than 6 hours above 100º.
North Georgia Weather June 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Dropped to 100º at 7:39pm and went to 99.9º one minute later. 6 hours and 24 minutes of 100 degrees or above. We've also had 9 hours of 90º or above so far.
M.K. OSBORNE June 30, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Its Hotter than a FBI sting involving Gwinnett Government officials ! ......... Oh .. to soon , sorry.
Brian Crawford June 30, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Please remember to look in on elderly friends and neighbors this weekend. Many have a low tolerance to this kind of heat and some live in older homes with no central air.
North Georgia Weather June 30, 2012 at 01:17 AM
8:47pm I dropped below 90. First time since 10:40am this morning. 10 hours above 90º
M.K. OSBORNE June 30, 2012 at 01:24 AM
And heck chat with them a little . Great point Brian !
M.K. OSBORNE June 30, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Don't forget the outdoor pets , Plenty of water and shade & bring them in at the heat of the day .
North Georgia Weather June 30, 2012 at 08:43 AM
Excessive Heat Warning for Walton County
North Georgia Weather July 02, 2012 at 01:31 AM
104.5º at 6:08pm for a high today.

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