Cooling Center Update: Hottest Day of the Year Today?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

By: Jim Willhight

The National Weather Service forecast is for the hottest day of the year this afternoon with the high predicted to be a sizzling 105 late this afternoon. The excessive heat warning notes the higher temperatures in the mid and south Willamette Valley  Here is the relevant portion of the bulletin  from the NWS:

Excessive heat warning in effect from noon today to 9 pm pdt
Friday for the Willamette Valley.

* Timing: today and Friday.

* high temperatures: 100f to 105f. Hottest in the central and
  southern Willamette valley.

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

Seven Day Forecast (Thursday, July 29, 2015)

Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 105. North wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 59. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph.

Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. North wind 5 to 8 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. North wind 6 to 8 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.


Key Information

Cooling Center StatusOPEN

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.