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Historically significant Heat Wave brings dangerous temperatures this weekend,
* What To Do During a Heat Wave!

Yelm temps in the 100s this weekend,
Credit: The Weather Channel


+ 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 and tied on July 29, 2009 – 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. 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

Posted by Steve on June 24, 2021 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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