Upper Columbia Basin

Heat Advisory:

Issued at: 5:08 PM PDT on July 30, 2014, expires at: 8:00 PM PDT on July 30, 2014
  • ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening...
  • temperatures...highs 99 to 104.
  • Timing...temperatures will gradually cool after 8 PM.
  • Locations...Wenatchee...Omak...Waterville...Entiat.
  • 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.
  • Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/wrh/whv/?Wfo=otx 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. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to 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.

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