Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Heat Wave Continues
The National Weather Service (NWS) excessive heat warning remains in effect until 10 pm PDT Thursday. Today is expected to be another hot day with temperatures in the 105 to 110 degree range for the lowland. The coast range and cascades will also be hot with temperatures reaching 95 to 105 degrees. The weather will be less hot on Thursday, however, maximum temperatures will still be near 100 degrees. In addition to the hot afternoons, little relief from the heat is expected overnight. With little to no cooling influence from the ocean and a somewhat humid air mass in place, nights will remain quite uncomfortable away from the coast. Precautionary/Preparedness actions: An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to 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. For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.