Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dangerous heat wave hits Jacksonville

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Heat advisory in effect until 9 p.m. for the entire viewing area. Dangerous heat and humidity will continue today with highs in the middle 90s beaches to near 100 inland. Heat indices will range from 110 to 120 which will make it feel like the hottest day of the year. A front that was trying to bring us relief is stalling well to our north as you can see! The two headed high pressure monster with big claws and teeth will dominate our weather.

This is the same heat wave that has caused dozens of deaths across the country. Make sure to slow it down and take the heat seriously. Limit outdoor exposure and make sure to find a cool spot for your pets. Only 30% of us will see a cooling shower or storm by mid to late afternoon.

Emily is no more in the tropics but we are still feeling the effects in the form of 2 to 2.5 foot surf on our Saturday. Thank you Linda for sending in this great picture of Franklyn surfing at Neptune Beach yesterday! The good news is Emily weakened so rapidly strong run outs are no longer expected! So we will have plenty of more good swimming and surfing today. Make sure to get out and surf while you can because by Sunday afternoon it will fall to only 1.5 feet. If you are boating seas should remain between 2 to 4 feet with only a light inland chop.

I will be back with much more including an update on the tropics. Now back to Good Morning Jacksonville! Have a wonderful day!

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