Heat Advisory In Effect Through Saturday

PORTLAND, Ore. — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of the Pacific Northwest through Saturday midday, warning that temperatures could reach 100 degrees.

Heat Advisory:

* WHAT...High temperatures in the upper 90s Thursday, and around
  100 Friday. Overnight lows expected be in the mid 60s, however
  around 70 for urban areas and the Columbia River Gorge Friday
  night.

* WHERE...Portions of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon.

* WHEN...Until 11 AM PDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat will significantly increase the
  potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those
  working or participating in outdoor activities.

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.

Target Area: Cascade Foothills in Lane County Central Columbia River Gorge Central Willamette Valley Greater Portland Metro Area Lower Columbia Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills South Willamette Valley Upper Hood River Valley Western Columbia River Gorge


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