Moses Lake Area
Issued at: 2:33 PM PDT on July 27, 2014, expires at: 8:00 PM PDT on July 29, 2014
- ...Heat advisory in effect from 1 PM Monday to 8 PM PDT Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from 1 PM Monday to 8 PM PDT Tuesday.
- Temperatures...highs 100 to 105. Lows in the mid 60s to around 70.
- Timing...temperatures will be warmest between 1 PM and 8 PM.
- Locations...Coulee Dam...Ephrata...Moses Lake...Ritzville...La Crosse...Clarkston...Lewiston...
- impacts...hot temperatures will have the potential to create heat related illnesses. People who are unable to care for themselves will be at most risk...including Young children and the elderly. Limit outdoor activities during the afternoon when temperatures will be warmest. Seek shaded areas often to cool off and consume plenty of water to keep hydrated. 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 very hot temperatures is expected. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors.