Lewiston Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 8:28 AM PDT op 29 juli 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening...

* temperatures...highs 99 to 106. Lows in the mid 60s.

* Timing...temperatures will be warmest between 1 PM and 8 PM.

* Locations...Coulee Dam...Ephrata...Moses Lake...Ritzville...La Crosse...Clarkston...Lewiston...

* impacts...hot temperatures will have the potential to create heat related illnesses. People who are unable to care for themselves will be at most risk...including Young children and the elderly. Limit outdoor activities during the afternoon when temperatures will be warmest. Seek shaded areas often to cool off and consume plenty of water to keep hydrated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 911. A heat advisory means that a period of very hot temperatures is expected. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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