Heat Advsiory Issued for Snoqualmie Valley

As the temperatures inch toward 90 degrees in the Snoqualmie Valley this Friday, the National Weather Service issued an Heat Advisory for Saturday, July 12, 2014 through Monday, July 14, 2013 for King County.

Weekend temperatures are expected to reach the low 90’s and stay above 60 degrees overnight, which means homes without air sunconditioning may not cool much at night.  High temperatures may also last through the middle of next week.

Eastside Fire & Rescue is urging area residents to take precautions and be prepared for the hot temperatures.

The elderly, young children and people with chronic health problems are especially susceptible to excessive heat related illnesses. Certain medications may also increase heat sensitivity. Facilities are reminded to take steps to avoid heat-related illnesses and watch for symptoms of heat-related illness in patients and staff.

Heat-related illness prevention:

  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water; avoid beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol.
  • Avoid hot foods and heavy meals—they add heat to your body.
  • Dress appropriately in lightweight clothing.
  • Avoid or reduce strenuous activity.
  • Stay indoors and use air conditioning, if possible.
  • Cover windows that receive afternoon or morning sun.
  • Check on at risk individuals more frequently.

Symptoms of heat-related illness: 

  • Headache, nausea, fatigue, and muscle cramps
  • Confusion, dizziness, and unconsciousness
  • Red, hot, and dry skin
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)

Enjoy the sunshine but stay safe and cool!

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