PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Weather Service has extended an Excessive Heat Warning for the Pacific Northwest through Tuesday night at 9:00pm following several straight days in the 90’s and some spots 100 degrees and hotter.
Temperatures for the most part will be a few degrees cooler in the upper 80’s in the valley and it will cool down into the low 60’s overnight.
You’re advised to limit outdoor activities, stay out of the sun as much as possible and drink plenty of fluids to avoid heat-related injuries. Checking up on relatives and neighbors is always a good idea during a heat wave. Officials say young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles as the interior can reach lethal temperatures in just a matter of minutes.
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS
* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures up to 102.
* WHERE...Portions of central, south central and southeast
Washington and central, north central and northeast Oregon.
* WHEN...Until 9 PM PDT this evening.
* IMPACTS...Extreme heat will significantly increase the
potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those
working or participating in outdoor activities.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Morning temperatures will be very mild and
will make it difficult to find relief from the heat.
Instructions: 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.