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National Weather Service excessive heat warning with increase in humidity for Puget Sound region

July 1, 2013 · 9:20 AM
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The National Weather Service forecast calls for high temperatures to reach above 90 degrees with an increase in humidity from Sunday.

Temperatures should lower to 82 Wednesday.

Excessive Heat Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
348 AM PDT MON JUL 1 2013

...HOT WEATHER WILL CONTINUE ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON TODAY...

WAZ505-507>509-020600-
/O.CON.KSEW.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-130702T0600Z/
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-EVERETT AND VICINITY-
SEATTLE/BREMERTON AREA-TACOMA AREA-
348 AM PDT MON JUL 1 2013

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE GREATER SEATTLE METROPOLITAN
  AREA TODAY WILL BE SIMILAR TO SUNDAY...AND HUMIDITY WILL BE
  SLIGHTLY HIGHER. WHILE TUESDAY WILL BE SOMEWHAT COOLER...THE
  TEMPERATURES WILL STILL BE ABOVE NORMAL. A GRADUAL COOLING TREND
  WILL CONTINUE FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK.

* TEMPERATURE...HIGHS TODAY WILL BE IN THE MID 80S TO MID 90S IN
  THE SEATTLE METROPOLITAN AREA. LOWS TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE
  UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

* IMPACTS...HOT WEATHER LURES MANY TO 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.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION 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 AND DRINK
PLENTY OF WATER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT
TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS
SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION 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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