Current Watches and Warnings
Washington, South Washington Cascade Foothills
Statement as of 1:34 AM PDT on July 01, 2015
... Heat advisory in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 9 PM PDT
Friday for the Willamette Valley including the greater Portland
and Vancouver area... the lower Columbia... the I-5 corridor in
Cowlitz County... the western and central Columbia River gorge...
the Upper Hood River Valley... the Cascade foothills... and eastern
portion of the central Oregon Coast Range...
The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a heat
advisory... which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 9 PM PDT
* Timing: this afternoon through Friday evening
* temperatures: highs 85 to 95... except 95 to 100 in the Upper Hood
River Valley. Lows 55 to 65.
* Locations include: Vancouver... Battle Ground... Washougal...
Eugene... Springfield... Corvallis... Albany... ODell... Sandy...
Estacada... Sweet Home... Salem... McMinnville... Hillsboro...
Portland... Oregon City... Gresham... St. Helens... Veneta...
Toutle... Ariel... Lake Merwin... Cougar... Cottage Grove...
* impacts: take care not to over exert during the heat of the
day... and to stay hydrated with clear liquids. Automobiles can
heat up rapidly to temperatures harmful or even deadly to pets
and children. Use caution near area rivers... be water smart...
wear a life jacket and use good judgment.
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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