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Heat Advisories Issued for Much of Florida Saturday

August 10, 2019

It's been hot in Florida for months. It is every summer.

However, Saturday's combination of extreme heat and humidity prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Heat Advisory for many cities.

Areas shaded in red are under the Heat Advisory (NWS)

In the statement issued Saturday morning, forecasters explain what a Heat Advisory means...

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of hot temperatures and high humidities creates heat indices of 108 degrees or higher. The heat index is a measure of how hot it feels when the effect of humidity combine with the temperature. High heat index values can create dangerously hot conditions where individuals may become critically exhausted if outdoors. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioning if possible, remain out of the sun, and check on relatives and neighbors who may be sensitive to heat related illnesses.

National Weather Service

The "feels like" temperatures (often referred to as the Heat Index) are forecast to reach as high as 110º Saturday afternoon across areas of North Florida and inland ares of the Florida Panhandle.

Sources include nearest National Weather Service office, National Hurricane Center, and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (@FloridaStorms).
Sources include nearby emergency management agencies, FEMA, and your local NPR affiliate. 
Sources include the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Patrol and other nearby traffic information.

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