• Excessive Heat Warning

    ORZ044-049-050-505-507-WAZ026>029-110300- /O.CON.KPDT.EH.W.0002.000000T0000Z-180811T0300Z/ Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon-Grande Ronde Valley-Wallowa County- John Day Basin-Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon- Kittitas Valley-Yakima Valley-Lower Columbia Basin of Washington- Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington- including the cities of Boardman, Hermiston, Ione, Cove, Elgin, La Grande, Enterprise, Joseph, Wallowa, Dayville, John Day, Mitchell, Monument, Spray, Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Ellensburg, Thorp, Naches, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Connell, Prosser, Tri-Cities, Dayton, Waitsburg, and Walla Walla 855 AM PDT Fri Aug 10 2018 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING... * TEMPERATURES...Highs of 98 to 108. * TIMING...Through this evening. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures will increase chances for heat related illness especially for those without access to air conditioning. Heat stress is also possible for livestock and outdoor pets. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, 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. 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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