…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 11 PM PDT FRIDAY…
* TEMPERATURES…Record high temperatures are expected inland climbing to around 100 Tuesday…heating up to 104 to 107 Wednesday and Thursday with the heat likely continuing on Friday with temperatures near 100. Low temperatures are expected to remain warm, dropping only into the mid-60s to lower 70s in the valleys. In the foothills and lower Cascades, overnight temperatures will remain very warm at night with lows only in the mid-70s to low 80s.
* TIMING…Temperatures will warm each day with significant heat by Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be the hottest days with record setting temperatures and poor night time recovery. Friday could be another record setting heat day
and even Saturday will still be very warm with well above normal temperatures.
* IMPACTS…The elderly, people without access to air conditioning and anyone engaged in prolonged outdoor activities will be particularly vulnerable during this heat episode. Local power demand is expected to be at high levels.
Please check on friends, relatives, and neighbors!
The record heat will put added pressure on the transmission system.
Please reduce your load between 4 pm-6pm if possible!
Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure they have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. Hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat related illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Cooling centers in Hood River:
Hood River Senior Center
2010 Sterling Place Hood River, OR 97031
Hours: 9am-3pm Mon-Fri
Hood River County Library
Hood River Library is open as a cooling shelter during regular open hours:
Tuesday – Thursday: 10.00a – 7.00p
Friday: 10.00a – 6.00p
Saturday: 10.00a – 6.00p
Closed Sundays and Mondays
502 State St. Hood River, OR 97031