Weather Alerts for Wasco Co, OR

Issued by the National Weather Service

Heat Advisory  HEAT ADVISORY   Heat Advisory
WASCO CO, OR

Areas Affected:
Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Oregon - Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon - Grande Ronde Valley - Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon - John Day Basin - Ochoco-John Day Highlands - Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon - Foothills of the Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon - Central Oregon - Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Washington - Kittitas Valley - Yakima Valley - Lower Columbia Basin of Washington - Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington - Simcoe Highlands
Effective: Fri, 7/12 6:59am Updated: Fri, 7/12 8:00am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 7/12 4:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
* WHAT...Hot conditions with temperatures 95-105 degrees expected.
This will pose a moderate to locally major risk of heat-related
illness.

* WHERE...Portions of central, north central, and northeast Oregon
and central, south central, and southeast Washington.

* WHEN...From noon today to 10 PM PDT Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Heat will significantly increase the risk of
heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat,
especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

Information:
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.

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