Metro Heat Advisory Begins August 17


  • High temperatures of 100 to 110 degrees expected.
  • In Oregon, far eastern Curry County and portions of Josephine and Jackson Counties. This includes the Illinois, Applegate, Rogue, Shasta and Klamath River Valley and the communities of Medford, Ashland, Shady Cove, Central Point, Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Ruch. In California, the valleys of western and central Siskiyou County, Yreka, Happy Camp areas.
  • From 11 AM Wednesday to 11 PM Thursday.
  • Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.
  • Overnight temperatures will be warm as well during this time period, and may limit relief from the daytime heat. Cloud cover from anticipated showers/thunderstorms may limit how warm temperatures get during the day and how cool they get during the overnight hours. Temperatures will lower by a few degrees Thursday, but will still be hot.
  • 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. 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. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911 if experiencing symptoms.