Weather Service issues Heat Advisory for west central Washington through Monday
From the Seattle/Tacoma office of the National Weather Service:
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SATURDAY TO 8 PM PDT MONDAY…
WHAT...Hot conditions with temperatures in the mid 80s to low 90s expected. This will pose a moderate, to localized major, risk of heat-related illness.
WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Washington.
WHEN…From 2 PM Saturday to 8 PM PDT Monday.
IMPACTS…Hot conditions will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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. For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit wa211.org anytime.
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