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National Weather Service issues Heat Advisory for the South Sound

– Editor’s Note:
With low to mid 90’s forecast everyday through and including Sunday, expect heat advisories everyday all week!
The National Weather Service’s official Thurston County station at Olympia Regional Airport received only .88 inches of rain for the entire month of June, half of that month’s average. With no precipitation forecast through the end of July, the airport’s recording station received only .07 inches of rain this July, with a total of only .95 inches of rain received since June 1st, marking one of the driest June-July periods ever.

– “Heat Advisory for Southwest Interior, Washington”

From 10:00am PDT, Mon Jul 23 until 9:00pm PDT, Mon Jul 23
Action Recommended: Execute a pre-planned activity identified in the instructions
Issued by: Seattle/Tacoma – WA, US, National Weather Service,

* TEMPERATURE…High temperatures over the advisory area are expected to climb into the lower 90s this afternoon.

* TIMING…The warmest temperatures…reaching or exceeding 90 degrees…are expected to occur between 2 PM and 8 PM PDT.

* IMPACTS…Groups sensitive to heat will be susceptible to health impacts. Children…pets and the elderly should not be left unattended in vehicles as interiors will heat up rapidly under the expected temperatures.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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. 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 9 1 1.
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Posted by Steve on July 23, 2018 at 7:52 am | Permalink

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