Heat advisories issued for Pike County
Published 3:00 am Friday, July 22, 2016
The National Weather Service in Birmingham issued a heat advisory Thursday to warn Pike County residents of heat indexes that could reach up to 110 degrees over the next few days.
The first heat advisory issued was for the period of 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and was followed by a heat advisory spanning from 11 a.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday. Residents are encouraged to take frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas if they are working outside and to try to reschedule strenuous tasks during the cooler times of the day as heat illnesses will be possible. The extreme heat isn’t unfamiliar, as a recent National Weather Service report shows that this summer has been hotter than average. The report shows that Montgomery, the nearest major station to Troy, saw temperatures hit 90 or higher on 25 days, 7 above the June average. At the time of the report, all 11 days of July had been recorded at 90 degrees or higher. The average number of July days reaching 90 degrees or above in Montgomery is 23. According to the same report, temperatures have been about 4 degrees higher than normal in June and July for Montgomery.