Western Columbia River Gorge Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Excessive Heat Warning
Statement as of 7:38 AM PDT on July 30, 2015

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect from noon today to
9 PM PDT Friday for the Willamette Valley... Columbia River gorge
and Upper Hood River Valley...

An excessive heat warning remains in effect from noon today to
9 PM PDT Friday.

* Timing: today and Friday.

* High temperatures: 100 to 105 degrees. Hottest in the central
and southern Willamette Valley and central Columbia River gorge.

* Low temperatures: 60 to 65 degrees.

* Duration uncertainty: 90 to 98 degree temperatures will likely
persist through the weekend and possibly into Monday. The
hottest temperatures will remain in the central and southern
Willamette Valley and central Columbia River gorge.

* Locations include: Eugene... Springfield... Corvallis...
Albany... Salem... McMinnville... Hillsboro... Portland...
Oregon City... Gresham... Vancouver... Battle Ground...
Washougal... ODell

* impacts: do not leave children and pets unattended in
automobiles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

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.





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