Remember when you were a kid and Wx made absolutely no difference to your daily activities? One-hundred-ten (well, here in the Northwest 86) degrees and you’re out running (back when we could run) or being active outside and your Mom would be yelling at you to come in because it’s too hot outside. Not like that now.
From the National Weather Service:
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Seattle WA 347 AM PDT Wed Aug 31 2022 WAZ504-507-509-511-555-556-558-559-010000- /O.CON.KSEW.HT.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-220903T0400Z/ Southwest Interior-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area- Hood Canal Area-East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity- Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity– Including the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Everett, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Marysville, Tacoma, Shelton, Covington-Sawyer-w, Maple Valley, Monroe, Prairie Ridge, Enumclaw, Bonney Lake, Woodinville, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Kenmore, Newport Hills, Sahalee, Pine Lake, Seattle, Bremerton, and Silverdale
347 AM PDT Wed Aug 31 2022
…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT FRIDAY…
* WHAT…Hot conditions with temperatures in the mid 80s to around 90 degrees expected. This will pose a moderate risk of heat- related illness.
* WHERE…Southwest Interior, Everett and Vicinity, Tacoma Area, Hood Canal Area, Bellevue and Vicinity, Seattle and Vicinity and Bremerton and Vicinity.
* WHEN…Until 9 PM PDT Friday.
* IMPACTS…Heat will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures will cool slightly on Thursday but warm again on Friday.
* 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.