Metro Excessive Heat Watch Begins July 25

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

  • WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures between 100 and 110 possible.
  • WHERE…West Side Valleys in southern Oregon and northern California. This includes the Rogue, Illinois, Applegate, Lower Klamath River, and Shasta Valleys.
  • WHEN…From Monday afternoon through Sunday evening.
  • IMPACTS…Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The hottest temperatures are forecast to occur in the Rogue Valley, Shasta Valley, and Lower Klamath River Valley near Happy Camp.

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. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. 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.


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