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National Weather Service releases excessive heat watch for Puget Sound region

Excessive Heat Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
330 PM PDT SAT JUN 29 2013

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH FOR THE SEATTLE METROPOLITAN AREA FOR
MONDAY...

WAZ505-507>509-301200-
/O.NEW.KSEW.EH.A.0001.130701T1800Z-130702T0600Z/
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-EVERETT AND VICINITY-
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-
330 PM PDT SAT JUN 29 2013

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE
HEAT WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...MONDAY IS FORECAST TO BE THE WARMEST DAY OF A STRING OF
  DAYS THAT BEGAN FRIDAY AND WILL END TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURE...AFTER HIGHS SATURDAY IN THE LOW 80S...TEMPERATURES
  WILL RISE TO THE UPPER 80S SUNDAY AND TO THE LOW 90S MONDAY.
  OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE AROUND 60. TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO
  FALL BACK INTO THE 80S ON TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...HOT WEATHER TENDS TO LURE MANY TO AREA RIVERS AND
  LAKES. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE WATER...ESPECIALLY IN THE
  RIVERS...IS COLD ENOUGH TO BE HAZARDOUS. IN ADDITION RIVER
  CURRENTS ARE STRONG THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

  THOSE SENSITIVE TO HEAT SPELLS...SUCH AS THE ELDERLY...AND
  THOSE WORKING OUTDOORS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR A PERIOD OF HOT
  WEATHER.

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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