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Special Weather Statement

by INWS 8th July 2024

 

SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN 

 

..HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT TUESDAY...

 

WHAT...Hot conditions with afternoon temperatures up to 100 degrees and overnight lows in the 60s. This will pose a moderate to major risk of heat-related illness.

 

WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Washington.

 

WHEN...Until 10 PM PDT Tuesday.

 

IMPACTS...Extreme heat will significantly increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for much of the population, especially those who are heat sensitive and those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures will gradually cool during the middle and late portions of the week, but will remain well above normal in the 80s for much of the lowlands.

 

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. For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit wa211.org anytime.

Posted by WhidbeyLocal
8th July 2024 1:00 am.
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