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Excessive heat watch from National Weather Service for Puget Sound region

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch today, Aug. 14, forecasting hot weather Thursday and Friday.

Daytime highs are predicted to reach 91 Thursday and 92 Friday. The weather service is predicting Thursday and Friday may be the hottest days of the  year.

 

Excessive Heat Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA

318 PM PDT TUE AUG 14 2012

 

.HOT WEATHER THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

 

WAZ503>512-518-519-151200-

/O.NEW.KSEW.EH.A.0001.120816T1900Z-120818T0600Z/

WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-

EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-

EVERETT AND VICINITY-SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-

ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-

WEST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES AND PASSES-

WEST SLOPES CENTRAL CASCADES AND PASSES-

318 PM PDT TUE AUG 14 2012

 

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

FRIDAY EVENING...

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE

HEAT WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

FRIDAY EVENING.

 

* TIMING...THE INTERIOR OF WESTERN WASHINGTON WILL HAVE HIGH

TEMPERATURES WELL INTO THE 90S BOTH THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

AFTERNOONS.

 

* TEMPERATURE...HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO REACH THE LOW TO

MID 90S BOTH DAYS IN THE SEATTLE AREA...WITH MID TO UPPER 90S

POSSIBLE IN SOUTHERN AREAS. NORTHERN AREAS WILL HAVE HIGHS IN

THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S.

 

* IMPACTS...THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ARE LIKELY TO BE AMONG THE HOTTEST

DAYS OF THE YEAR.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT

TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND

HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN

WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY

IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON

RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

 

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