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WWUS72 KTBW 031451  
NPWTBW  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
1051 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2020  
 
FLZ052-056-057-061-151-155-160-162-165-251-255-260-262-265-032200-  
/O.NEW.KTBW.HT.Y.0008.200803T1600Z-200803T2200Z/  
POLK-HARDEE-HIGHLANDS-DESOTO-COASTAL HILLSBOROUGH-COASTAL MANATEE-  
COASTAL SARASOTA-COASTAL CHARLOTTE-COASTAL LEE-  
INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND MANATEE-INLAND SARASOTA-  
INLAND CHARLOTTE-INLAND LEE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LAKELAND, WINTER HAVEN, WAUCHULA,  
BOWLING GREEN, ZOLFO SPRINGS, SEBRING, AVON PARK, PLACID LAKES,  
ARCADIA, TAMPA, APOLLO BEACH, WESTCHASE, BRADENTON,  
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, VENICE, SARASOTA, ENGLEWOOD, PORT CHARLOTTE,  
PUNTA GORDA, CAPE CORAL, CAPTIVA, SANIBEL, BRANDON, PLANT CITY,  
SUN CITY CENTER, PARRISH, LAKEWOOD RANCH, MYAKKA CITY,  
NORTH PORT, BABCOCK RANCH, FORT MYERS, AND LEHIGH ACRES  
1051 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2020  
 
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOO TODAY UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS  
EVENING...  
 
* WHAT...HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 109 EXPECTED.  
 
* WHERE...PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY MAY CAUSE HEAT  
ILLNESSES TO OCCUR.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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HTTPS://WEATHER.GOV/TAMPA  
 
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