“The upper-atmospheric setup for the Northwest heat wave this week.”
Photo credit: Weather Channel.com
– “Summer heat safety checklist for you (and your pets)”
“Here’s a list of pointers to help everyone stay safe as the thermometer rises.”
Water, water, water. Make sure you stay hydrated throughout the day. Even if you’re in shade or even indoors, the heat can dehydrate you quickly. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty,” by Emi Komiya, 12News.com, on KING5-TV News in Seattle.
– “Heat advisory in effect through Thursday evening”
“The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a heat advisory until 9 p.m. Thursday for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro areas and the lowlands east of Puget Sound.
High temperatures will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s, with low temperatures in the upper 50s to mid-60s.
The EPA says the UV index for Thursday will be very high – a 9 on a scale from 0-11 – during the noon hour from Thursday through Sunday.
That means it will take just 15 minutes to suffer skin damage<' quoting KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
– “Western Heat Wave Enters Second Chapter; More Record Highs Through Holiday Weekend (FORECAST)”
“While it may not be quite as hot as this past weekend in some areas, there appears to be no end in sight to this torrid heat wave in the West.
June and even a few all-time record highs have already been shattered in parts of the interior Northwest, northern Rockies and Great Basin. The extreme heat is likely to last into next week and may end up breaking records for longevity as well.”
“The culprit in this hot setup is a dome of high pressure aloft, surging northwestward to encompass a large area of the western states. The center of this high will shift around through the holiday weekend, but overall it will remain a dominant feature.
This will allow the sizzling early-July sun to send temperatures soaring in the Pacific Northwest, northern California, interior Northwest and northern Rockies,” by Jon Erdman and Nick Wiltgen, Weather.com.
– “Hottest June in Seattle history”
Read more from KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
– Olympia records one of the driest Junes on-record.
The 0.14 inches of rain vs. the monthly average of 1.76 makes this one of the driest Junes on-record.
– “Low water levels at Alder Lake”
Click here to check-out the photos from KING-5 TV News, Seattle.
– A Yelm “cool down” into the lower 80’s is not expected until the end of next week.