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Highs forecast in the 90s result in heat advisory being issued 

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Forecasters with the Seattle office of the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory today, Tuesday, July 26th, that will be in effect between noon today through 9pm on Friday.

According to the advisory, which covers areas between western Whatcom County and west slopes of the north Cascades, high temperatures are expected in the 90s. Overnight temperatures are expected in the 60s.

The advisory warns “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 wa211.org anytime.

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National Weather Service heat advisory (July 26, 2022)

Whatcom News readers are encouraged to stay up to date with the current weather forecast for their specific locations via the Whatcom News Weather page. Tapping anywhere on the map will display a detailed location-specific forecast.

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