The Heat Is On!

Portland, Ore. — (Updated) The National Weather Service has issues a Heat Advisory for much of the Willamette Valley including the Portland Metro area.

The Heat Advisory expires at 9 pm Wednesday.

High temperatures Wednesday are expected to be in the mid to upper 90’s.

Overnight lows only cooling down into the mid 60’s.

The National Weather Service says a Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat related illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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.

 

Read more from NWS Portland:

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
330 AM PDT Wed Jun 12 2019

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* MINIMUM TEMPERATURES...Overnight low temperatures of 60 to 67
  expected early this morning. Urban areas will remain the
  warmest.

* MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES...Daytime high temperatures of 91 to 99
  degrees expected today. Urban areas will be the hottest.

* TIMING...Peak heating will be between 3 and 7 PM. The coolest
  temperatures this morning will be around 5 AM.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and limited overnight relief will
  increase the chance for heat related illnesses, especially for
  those sensitive to heat. People most vulnerable include those
  who spend a lot of time outdoors, those without air
  conditioning, young children and the elderly. Heat stress is
  also possible for livestock and outdoor pets.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat
related illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in
an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up
on relatives and neighbors.

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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