Tuesday, June 23, 2015

High Heat warning

Issued by The National Weather Service Seattle/Tacoma, WA Tue, Jun 23, 4:07 pm PDT ... HOT TEMPERATURES FRIDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AS WELL AS RISING FIRE DANGER... STRONG HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL PUSH TEMPERATURES INTO THE 90S BY SATURDAY IN PARTS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON AWAY FROM WATERWAYS. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN WARM THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT... WITH MANY AREAS NOT DROPPING BELOW THE MID 60S. ON SUNDAY... HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE JUST A FEW DEGREES COOLER AND VERY WARM TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. ALTHOUGH COASTAL AREAS AND OTHER AREAS NEAR LARGE BODIES OF WATER WILL BE COOLER... TEMPERATURES IN THOSE PLACES WILL STILL BE WELL ABOVE NORMAL. DURING CONDITIONS LIKE THIS IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND STAY HYDRATED. IF YOU ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT... STAY INSIDE IN AIR CONDITIONED AREAS. AVOID LEAVING CHILDREN AND PETS UNATTENDED IN CARS... AS TEMPERATURES INSIDE PARKED CARS CAN RISE VERY QUICKLY TO DEADLY LEVELS. REMEMBER TO APPLY SUNSCREEN AS WELL IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS... AS THE SUMMER SOLSTICE WAS A FEW DAYS AGO AND THE RAYS OF THE SUN ARE STRONGEST IN LATE JUNE. WITH THE CURRENT DRY CONDITIONS AND NOW THE EXPECTED WARMEST TEMPERATURES OF THE YEAR THUS FAR... FIRE DANGER WILL CONTINUE TO RISE. A NUMBER OF FIRES HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED IN WESTERN WASHINGTON THANKS TO THE DRY CONDITIONS. TO HELP AVOID STARTING ANY WILDFIRES... AVOID ANY OUTDOOR BURNING INCLUDING TOSSING ANY BURNING MATERIALS OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE. IN ADDITION WITH THE FOURTH OF JULY JUST AROUND THE CORNER... PRACTICE SAFETY WITH YOUR FIREWORKS. HAVE A BUCKET OF WATER OR A HOSE NEARBY IN CASE THEY ARE NEEDED. CALL 911 IF A FIRE EMERGENCY ARISES. A GOOD ALTERNATIVE IS TO VISIT YOUR LOCAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY RATHER THAN USE FIREWORKS YOURSELF.

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