Heat Wave Possibly Reaching 105 Descends on Yakima Valley
Welcome to June 2021!
If Memorial Day is the official kick-off to Summer I believe the weather wanted to make sure to drive the point home. Monday, we experienced highs in the upper 90's with a bit of that sticky heat where even when you are cooling off with the hose or ice water you still feel hot. Weatherman Mike McCabe broke it down and warned us of the coming heatwave, so hold onto your sunglasses and let's take a gander.
Heat Wave Warning Now Through Thursday 8 pm
Heat Advisory starts Tuesday and has been extended through Thursday. A strong ridge of high pressure will be in place over the region. Temperatures will climb between 97 to a 105 on Wednesday. A slight cool down will follow Thursday with breezy conditions expected that will allow the fire danger to become elevated. Stay safe.
According to the map, it looks like
- Yakima Valley
- Oregon, Eastern Columbia River Gorge
- Lower Columbia Basin and Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains
are going to be hit with major heat within the next few days so here are a few helpful reminders to get us through safely
Drink Lots of Water
This is an everyday task but on the hot ones, it's even more important. Drink 8 glasses of water each day if you can and if you are thirsty it means you are already dehydrated so treat it like a beer and slam it!
Remember our pets are sensitive too so if you normally take your pet on walks be mindful of how hot the sidewalk is. Test the heat by placing your palm on the hot sidewalk and leave it for a count of 10. If you can do that without it hurting your pet's paws are good to go.
Nothing Gets Left in the Car
The heat inside a vehicle is like triple that of outside so please don't do your errands and leave your furry friend or baby in the vehicle. They could overheat faster than you realize so please be careful
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