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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

NWS Upgrades Excessive Heat Watch to Warning

South Bend, Washington –  The National Weather Service in Portland has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Willapa Hills in eastern Pacific County. This warning is in effect from 2:00 p.m. Thursday August 17 June 4, 2016 until 9:00p.m. on Sunday August 20, 2016.

Temperatures inland are forecast to reach 90-100 degrees.  The hot weather will create stress for anyone outdoors and involved in physical activity, as well as those not acclimated to the heat and the elderly. Do not leave children in your vehicle.

In addition, a Heat Advisory has been issued for the coastal areas of Pacific County from noon to 9:00 p.m. on Friday August 19 2016, with forecast highs from the mid 80’s to the mid 90’s.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and stay hydrated. Ensure your pets have shelter and water.

Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the most up to date weather information. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.

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