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Excessive Heat Warning from THU 12:00 PM PDT until SUN 11:00 PM PDT

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning on Jul 2 for Lane County Lowlands.


WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures 100 to 105 expected. Overnight temperatures will also be very warm and limit chances to recover from the heat, with lows ranging from the mid 60s to low 70s.

WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Oregon and southwest Washington. WHEN...From noon Thursday to 11 PM PDT Sunday. The hottest temperatures are expected Friday through Sunday, peaking on Saturday.

IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses increase significantly during extreme heat events. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is a 25-35 percent chance that temperatures will exceed 110 degrees on Saturday, and a 10-15 percent chance that temperatures will exceed 110 degrees Friday and Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Do not leave young children and pets in unattended vehicles. Car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Those seeking relief from the heat in area rivers and lakes should take water safety precautions. Wear a life jacket and don't venture into the water alone.

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 9 1 1. For sheltering information and other human services, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit in Oregon or in Washington.

Excessive Heat Warning from THU 12:00 PM PDT until SUN 11:00 PM PDT

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