...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM PDT MONDAY...
The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM to 9 PM PDT Monday.
* TEMPERATURE...High temperatures over the advisory area are
expected to climb into the lower 90s Monday afternoon.
* TIMING...The warmest temperatures...reaching or exceeding 90
degrees...are expected to occur between 2 PM and 8 PM PDT.
* IMPACTS...Groups sensitive to heat will be susceptible to health
impacts. Children...pets and the elderly should not be left
unattended in vehicles as interiors will heat up rapidly under
the expected temperatures.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned
room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and
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.