Historically significant Heat Wave brings dangerous temperatures this weekend, * What To Do During a Heat Wave!
HOTTEST TEMPS EVER RECORDED HERE PREDICTED THIS WEEKEND
+ The Weather Channel: Potentially Historic Northwest Heat Wave Likely to Bring Dangerous, Record-Breaking Temperatures – “Seattle is expected to soar well into the mid or upper 90s, which would beat Sea-Tac Airport’s daily record highs for Saturday (90 degrees), Sunday (92 degrees) and Monday (91 degrees). Sea-Tac is likely to approach its all-time June record high of 96 degrees, and it could come within a few degrees of its all-time record of 103 degrees set in July 2009.”
+ National Weather Service, Seattle: Excessive Heat Watch from FRI 2:00 PM PDT until MON 5:00 PM PDT for the South Sound [Ed. note: Yelm high temperatures predicted to be in the 100s Saturday through Monday]
+ Olympia Regional Airport: All-time record high temperature was 104 degrees on August 9, 1981 – The all-time high for any June was 101°F on June 30, 1942. The all time high for any July [the area’s hottest month, on average] was 102 F (39 C) set July 20, 1994, tied on July 29, 2009. To be in the 100s for June is historically significant and portends a long, hot summer.
+ City of Yelm Twitter: Check here often for Cooling Center openings to be posted.
What To Do During a Heat Wave
- Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).
- Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
- Eat small meals and eat more often.
- Avoid extreme temperature changes.
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
- Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
- Postpone outdoor games and activities.
- Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
- Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
- Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
- Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.
- Read more from the American Red Cross