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What You Need To Know: La Nina

What You Need To Know: La Niña

Mellish: No break in heat for much of June

So the good news is we shouldn’t threaten the record of 102 degrees today.

But you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone that can tell the difference between the mid-90s and low-100s. Because hot is hot.

WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish says there will be no break in the heat wave today. High temperatures are expected to reach 96 degrees with the heat index in the Metro 99-102.

There is a code orange smog alert in effect for all of metro Atlanta. That means the air quality is “likely to be unhealthy for children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease,” according to the advisory.

The National Weather Service has also issued a heat advisory east of a line from Fort Benning to Thomaston to Covington to Athens. This includes Newton and Walton Counties. The advisory is from noon until 8 p.m. Heat index values are expected to reach 105, according to the NWS.

So the next question is, when will temperatures get closer to normal? The end is in sight, but it might not be until July.

“No big change in the weather pattern for a couple of days,” says Mellish. “But it does look like the hot dome of upper-level high pressure will weaken some as we end the week and get into the weekend. That will allow the extreme heat to back off just a tad and increase the chance of a pop up thunderstorm.”

With that being said, Mellish is calling for highs between 93 and 96 degrees for the rest of the work week. There is a 30 percent chance of an isolated thunderstorm Thursday and Friday.

For father’s day weekend, Mellish says there is a mix of sun and clouds both days and the chance of a thundershower is too minimal to worry about. Highs will be around 93.

But the break (so to speak) in the heat might just be temporary.

“It looks like the heat may re-intensify before the month is over,” says Mellish.

Mayor Kasim Reed has announced the city will provide cooling stations for people to take advantage of due to the heat. 11 public swimming pools will also be free to patrons. 

The cooling stations are as follows: Georgia Hill Neighborhood Center 250 Georgia Avenue, S.E. Atlanta, GA 30312 (404) 658-6395 J.C. Burdine 215 Lakewood Way, S.E. Atlanta, GA 30315 (404) 658-7855 Old Adamsville Emergency Shelter 3403 Delmar Lane Atlanta, GA 30331 Operating hours for pools: Adams Park 1581 Lagoon Ln., SW (404) 753-6091 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Anderson Park 100 Anderson Avenue (404) 799-0317 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Candler Park 1500 McClendon Avenue, NE (404) 373-4349 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Rosa L. Burney Park 477 Windsor Street (404) 522-0030 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Grant Park (404) 622-3041 625 Park Avenue 12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Pittman Park 950 Garibaldi Street, SW (404) 522-0021 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Powell at Mozley Park 1690 M.L.K. Jr, Dr., NW

(404) 753-7156 John A. White Park 1101 Cascade Circle, SW (404) 755-5546 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rev. James Orange Park 1305 Oakland Lane, SW (404) 753-7245 Closed June 16 and June 17 Reopens on Thursday, June 18 from 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. South Bend 2000 Lakewood Avenue, SE (404) 622-3048 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Thomasville 1750 Thomasville Drive, SE (404) 622-3045 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Kaedy's Conversations - David Coverdale

Kaedy Kiely interviewed David Coverdale of Whitesnake back in 2000 - listen to part one.

She asked about Coverdale’s relationship with the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, since he had worked with Jimmy Page on the Coverdale/Page project.(listen)

 

 

After recording two solo albums, former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale formed Whitesnake around 1977. In the glut of hard rock and heavy metal bands of the late '70s, their first albums got somewhat lost in the shuffle, although they were fairly popular in Europe and Japan. During 1982, Coverdale took some time off so he could take care of his sick daughter. When he re-emerged with a new version of Whitesnake in 1984, the band sounded revitalized and energetic. Slide It In may have relied on Led Zeppelin's and Deep Purple's old tricks, but the band had a knack for writing hooks; the record became their first platinum album. Three years later, Whitesnake released an eponymous album (titled 1987 in Europe) that was even better. Portions of the album were blatantly derivative -- "Still of the Night" was a dead ringer for early Zeppelin -- but the group could write powerful, heavy rockers like "Here I Go Again" that were driven as much by melody as riffs, as well as hit power ballads like "Is This Love."Whitesnake was an enormous international success, selling over six million copies in the U.S. alone.

Before they recorded their follow-up, 1989's Slip of the Tongue, Coverdale again assembled a completely new version of the band, featuring guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. Although the record went platinum, it was a considerable disappointment after the across-the-board success of Whitesnake. Coverdale put Whitesnake on hiatus after that album. In 1993, he released a collaboration with former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page that was surprisingly lackluster. The following year, Whitesnake issued a greatest-hits album in the U.S. and Canada focusing solely on material from their final three albums (as well as containing a few unreleased tracks).

In 1997, Coverdale resurrected Whitesnake (guitarist Adrian Vandenberg was the only remaining member of the group's latter-day lineup), issuing Restless Heart the same year. Surprisingly, the album wasn't even issued in the United States. On the ensuing tour, Coverdale and Vandenberg performed an "unplugged" show in Japan that was recorded and issued the following year under the title Starkers in Tokyo. By the late '90s, however, Coverdale once again put Whitesnake on hold, as he concentrated on recording his first solo album in nearly 22 years. Coverdale's Into the Light was issued in September 2000, featuring journeyman guitarist Earl Slick. After a lengthy hiatus that saw the release of countless "greatest-hits" and "live" collections, the band returned in 2008 with the impressive Good to Be Bad. Coverdale and Whitesnake toured the album throughout Europe and Japan. The band returned to the recording studio in 2010 with new members bassist Michael Devin (formerly of Lynch Mob) and drummer Brian Tichy, who appeared alongside guitarists Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach, and guest keyboardist Timothy Drury (as well as Coverdale's son Jasper on backing vocals on various tracks). The band's 11th album, Forevermore, was preceded by the issue of the single, "Love Will Set You Free," and released in the spring of 2011. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato, Rovi

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