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Weather Statement for excessive heat here through next week


“Forecast highs for the next three days.”
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Issued by The National Weather Service Seattle/Tacoma, WA
Wed, Jul 29, 4:46 am PDT

“… VERY WARM CONDITIONS WILL AFFECT THE AREA THURSDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK…

A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE AND WARMING ALOFT WILL SUPPORT AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF VERY WARM TO HOT WEATHER OVER THE AREA THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

TEMPERATURES WILL RISE INTO THE UPPER TO MID 90S THURSDAY OVER THE INTERIOR FROM SEATTLE SOUTHWARD INTO THE VALLEYS OF THE SOUTHWEST INTERIOR [Includes Yelm and vicinity]. IN THESE AREAS… HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE UPPER 80S TO MID 90S AFTER MORNING LOWS ONLY AROUND 60 DEGREES. AREAS NEAR THE WATER NORTH OF SEATTLE TO THE CANADIAN BORDER WILL BE WARM… BUT HIGHS WILL ONLY REACH INTO THE 80S. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN VERY WARM THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

HOT WEATHER CAN PLACE EXTRA STRESS ON THE BODY AND POSSIBLY LEAD TO HEAT EXHAUSTION. IN ADDITION… IT IS EASIER TO BECOME DEHYDRATED.

Ed. Note: Take precautions to keep your body properly hydrated.
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“It’s a fitting end to what will be one of the hottest Julys on record in parts of the Northwest. Portland, Oregon, Pendleton, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, and Spokane, Washington, were all seeing their hottest July on record as of July 26.”

“Seattle will likely see highs near 90 degrees Thursday through Saturday. The Emerald City averages just two days with 90-degree heat annually, but has already seen eight days so far in 2015.”
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Posted by Steve on July 29, 2015 at 6:56 am | Permalink

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