Heat Wave: Birmingham, local shelters open cooling stations

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NWS Birmingham has issued a heat advisory for Monday, June, 13, 2022. Expect extreme temps all week. (NWS Birmingham/Facebook)

In response to today’s heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) Birmingham Office, the City of Birmingham will open a cooling station to the public at the Boutwell Auditorium. 

The station is located at 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard and will be open on the lower level of Boutwell beginning at 10AM and closing at 4:30PM.   

According to the NWS, the heat index will top 105 degrees on the afternoon of Monday, June 13. 

The city is working in collaboration with One Roof and partner organizations: 

Expect a hot week

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NWS Birmingham has issued a heat advisory for Monday, June, 13, 2022. Expect extreme temps all week. (NWS Birmingham/Facebook)

Temps this week are expected to hover around 95 degrees on Monday-Wednesday, June 13-15 with temperatures cooling slightly later in the week.

Make sure to regularly check the NWS Birmingham Facebook page about additional advisories and helpful info on heat stress.

Below is a guide about managing a heat wave Bham Now published a few years ago.

It’s HOT outside. 5 ways to handle the Birmingham heatwave

Stay tuned for more updates, and feel free to tell us how you are coping with the heat wave this week by tagging us at @BhamNow. 

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Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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