Lewis and Southern Nez Perce Counties
- ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PDT Friday...
- temperatures...lows in the mid 60s. Highs 96 to 105.
- Locations...Kamiah...communities along the Snake River and Highway 12 corridor will be in the triple digit heat. Mid to upper 90s will impact Winchester...Craigmont...Nez Perce.
- Impacts...if you plan to be active be prepared for more hot weather. Drink plenty of water. If you are outdoors...take breaks from vigorous activity and rest in the shade. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 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 911. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Very hot temperatures can create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air- conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and neighbors.