Heat Advisory and Red Flag Fire Warning- Hot East Winds On the Way

By:  Jim Willhight

Hot Northeast winds are excepted through Wednesday evening bringing even warmer temperatures and smoke our way from the Eastern Oregon wild fires. The heat will remain Wednesday with both day's high temperature predicted to be a degree or two shy of triple digits.  

Cooling to the mid 80's is expected Thursday and Friday with a slight climb in the daily high to the upper 80's for the weekend and into the first of next week (8/24 - 8/26).  

Here is the latest Heat Advisory for the Albany area:

Urgent Weather Message National Weather Service Portland OR
301 pm PDT on Aug 17 2015

Another round of hot weather coming to southwest Washington and northwest Oregon this week.  

Heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am Tuesday to 6 pm Wednesday. 

Timing: Midday Tuesday through late Wednesday afternoon.  Hottest hours of the day will be 1 pm to 6 pm Tuesday and 1 pm to 5 pm Wednesday. A surge of onshore flow should cool temperatures quickly Wednesday evening.

High temperatures: 95 to 100 degrees except 85 to 95 in the higher foothill elevations.

Low temperatures: Urban areas and foothill ridges will be slow to cool off Tuesday night with lows likely remaining in the 60's. Outlying valley locations will cool off much better with overnight lows dipping into the 50's.


Cooling Center Status: OPEN

Daily Hours: Noon - 6 pm

WhereAlbany 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.

Impacts:  Do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles. The resulting heat exhaustion may lead to heat stroke or death.

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 emergency immediately call 9 1 1.