Heat Advisory in effect Tuesday throughout Georgia, including Metro Atlanta

Afternoon temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 90s, with high humidity also a factor Tuesday afternoon.

Hot and humid conditions continue for Metro Atlanta as a heat wave continues its grip over the Southeast.

Daytime high temperatures reached 95 degrees at the Atlanta Airport on Monday, and thermometers reached 97 degrees in Athens. Keep in mind, this is just the temperature -- heat index values climbed into the 100-110 degree territory Monday afternoon!

Similar conditions are expected again Tuesday, which is why the National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued a Heat Advisory for much of the state of Georgia, including Metro Atlanta. The Heat Advisory is in effect from 12pm through 8pm.

Heat Safety Tips

It’s important to mind heat safety rules this week!

Be sure to hydrate often, wear loose clothing, stay in the shade, and take frequent breaks when working outside. Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke -- heat stroke is a life-threatening situation that can cause death or permanent disability of not treated immediately.

Below is additional information from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA

417 AM EDT TUE JUN 14 2022

GAZ013>016-142000-

/O.EXA.KFFC.HT.Y.0001.220614T1600Z-220615T0000Z/

PICKENS-DAWSON-LUMPKIN-WHITE-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF DAHLONEGA AND CLEVELAND

417 AM EDT TUE JUN 14 2022

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS

EVENING...

* WHAT...HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 105 EXPECTED.

* WHERE...PICKENS, DAWSON, LUMPKIN AND WHITE COUNTIES.

* WHEN...FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT

ILLNESSES TO OCCUR.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS COULD TEMPER THE

HEAT IN SOME AREAS DURING THE DAY TOMORROW AND COULD PROVIDE

SOME TEMPORARY RELIEF, BUT CONFIDENCE IS LOW ON PLACEMENT AND

TIMING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT

OF THE SUN, AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. YOUNG

CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES

UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN

POSSIBLE RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR

EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT

STROKE. WEAR LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN

POSSIBLE. 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 9 1 1.

&&

$$

GAZ001>005-011-012-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086-

089>098-102>113-142000-

/O.CON.KFFC.HT.Y.0001.220614T1600Z-220615T0000Z/

DADE-WALKER-CATOOSA-WHITFIELD-MURRAY-CHATTOOGA-GORDON-FLOYD-

BARTOW-CHEROKEE-FORSYTH-HALL-BANKS-JACKSON-MADISON-POLK-PAULDING-

COBB-NORTH FULTON-GWINNETT-BARROW-CLARKE-OCONEE-OGLETHORPE-WILKES-

HARALSON-CARROLL-DOUGLAS-SOUTH FULTON-DEKALB-ROCKDALE-WALTON-

NEWTON-MORGAN-GREENE-TALIAFERRO-HEARD-COWETA-FAYETTE-CLAYTON-

SPALDING-HENRY-BUTTS-JASPER-PUTNAM-HANCOCK-WARREN-TROUP-

MERIWETHER-PIKE-UPSON-LAMAR-MONROE-JONES-BALDWIN-WASHINGTON-

GLASCOCK-JEFFERSON-HARRIS-TALBOT-TAYLOR-CRAWFORD-BIBB-TWIGGS-

WILKINSON-JOHNSON-EMANUEL-MUSCOGEE-CHATTAHOOCHEE-MARION-SCHLEY-

MACON-PEACH-HOUSTON-BLECKLEY-LAURENS-TREUTLEN-STEWART-WEBSTER-

SUMTER-DOOLY-CRISP-PULASKI-WILCOX-DODGE-TELFAIR-WHEELER-

MONTGOMERY-TOOMBS-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CALHOUN, ROME, CARTERSVILLE, GAINESVILLE,

MARIETTA, ATLANTA, LAWRENCEVILLE, ATHENS, CARROLLTON,

DOUGLASVILLE, EAST POINT, DECATUR, CONYERS, COVINGTON, NEWNAN,

PEACHTREE CITY, GRIFFIN, MILLEDGEVILLE, MACON, SWAINSBORO,

COLUMBUS, WARNER ROBINS, DUBLIN, LUMPKIN, AMERICUS, CORDELE,

AND VIDALIA

417 AM EDT TUE JUN 14 2022

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT

THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 110 EXPECTED.

* WHERE...PORTIONS OF CENTRAL, EAST CENTRAL, NORTH CENTRAL,

NORTHEAST, NORTHWEST, SOUTHEAST AND WEST CENTRAL GEORGIA.

* WHEN...FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT

ILLNESSES TO OCCUR.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS COULD TEMPER THE

HEAT IN SOME AREAS DURING THE DAY TOMORROW AND COULD PROVIDE

SOME TEMPORARY RELIEF, BUT CONFIDENCE IS LOW ON PLACEMENT AND

TIMING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT

OF THE SUN, AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. YOUNG

CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES

UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN

POSSIBLE RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR

EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT

STROKE. WEAR LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN

POSSIBLE. 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 9 1 1.

Mid-June Heat Wave Not Uncommon for Metro Atlanta

It may seem early to discuss temperatures in the mid-90s, but a heat wave this early in the summer is not uncommon.

Thermometers have reached the upper 90s and even triple digits before in mid-June, as recently as 2016 and as far back as 1933. In fact, here are the record daily highs for this week in Atlanta:

  • Monday, June 13: 98 degrees (1958)
  • Tuesday, June 14: 96 degrees (2016)
  • Wednesday, June 15: 96 degrees (1952)
  • Thursday, June 16: 98 degrees (1936)
  • Friday, June 17: 102 degrees (1936)
  • Saturday, June 18: 101 degrees (1944)
  • Sunday, June 19: 99 degrees (1933)

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