Cooling Center Update: Heat Advisory


By:  Jim Willhight

From the National Weather Service

Urgent - Weather Message

National Weather Service Portland OR (2:38 AM PDT Sat Jul 18 2015)

A heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 9 pm PDT Sunday (7/19).

High temperatures: mid to upper 90’s today and mid 90’s Sunday. The hottest time of the day will be from 1 pm to 6 pm both afternoons.

Low temperatures: Upper 50s

Timing: the hot weather is expected to last only today and Sunday. Onshore flow will begin to cool the coastal mountains late Sunday and the remainder of northwest Oregon Sunday night and Monday with temperatures falling back into the 80s on Monday.

Impacts: take care not to over exert during the heat of the day. Stay hydrated with clear liquids. Automobiles can heat up rapidly to temperatures harmful or even deadly to pets and children. Use caution near area rivers, be water smart, wear a life jacket and use good judgment. Be careful diving into rivers as rivers may not be as deep as expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions Take extra precautions 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 9 1 1.

By mid-week temperatures will dip down to highs of the upper 70’s.  Partly cloudy skies and a chance of rain in the forecast for midweek but by Friday partly sunny skies and a high of 82 are predicted.  Moderate highs in the mid 80’s are expected midweek with the end of the month weekend blasting back with more abnormal heat, highs in the lower 90’s


Key Information

Cooling Center Status: OPEN

Daily Hours: Noon - 6 pm

Location: Albany Helping Hands

619 Ninth Avenue SE, Albany, OR 97322

Policy: Open if High Temperature is 85 degrees plus.** 

* - All are invited for lunch at 12:00 noon and for dinner at 5:00 pm.

** - Daily high temperature for Albany, Oregon, (123.09572 degrees west longitude, 44.63255 degrees north latitude), National Weather Service Portland, OR, NWS Pinpoint Forecast online.