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Heat advisory issued for Whatcom County lowlands

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Forecasters with the Seattle office of the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory today, Tuesday, August 16th, that will be in effect between noon tomorrow, and 11:59pm Thursday.

According to the advisory, which covers areas from western Whatcom County to the southwest Washington interior, high temperatures are expected in the mid to upper 80s to mid 90s. This will pose a moderate to high risk of heat-related illness.

Overnight temperatures are expected in the 60s.

The advisory warns these “Heat will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.”

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 911. For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 211 during business hours or visit anytime. National Weather Service heat advisory (August 19, 2022)

One Comment

  1. John Waters August 17, 2022

    I’ve found that when the body overheats the brain can be getting too hot. The brain is like the computer for the body. Anyway, putting one’s head in the coldest water 5 times can be a game changer. Sometimes the water is not cold enough.

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