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Heat Tools and Statistics
for West Central and Southwest Florida

The National Weather Service has multiple tools to assess the potential for heat stress due to extreme temperatures. Within the following tabs is information that can help understand the issuance of NWS heat watches, warnings, and advisories. Each of these tools integrate other weather parameters to provide a deeper level of information beyond what the actual air temperature can tell us.

Across West Central and Southwest Florida we experience the conditions most favorable for heat indices reaching dangerously high levels when the winds are out of the west and thunderstorms are unable to form. If this pattern persists over several days or more, this can compound the risk for heat-related illnesses. Please visit for more information.
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