By: Jim Willhight
After two days of hot and humid temperatures with highs above 85, it's only 59 degrees as I write this at 9 O'clock Sunday morning. Today we are expecting 80 with a cool mid to upper 60's expected through most of the week. Yes, fall has arrived and it's more than likely that we will have no more "Cooling Center Days" in 2015.
It was just two years ago that we had killer cold, as opposed to the dangerous killer heat and it's associated heat stroke. Around sunrise, the first Sunday in December 2012 saw a record low of 4 degrees above zero in Albany. In Corvallis, where they had more snow on the ground, some mercury reached zero degrees. Very dangerous indeed!
Cooling Center Status: CLOSED
Cooling Center- Open Noon - 6 pm if daily high temperature is 85 degrees plus.
Warming Center- Open at night 8 pm - 8 am when overnight lows are below 25 degrees. Open 24 hours when daytime temperatures (high for day) are below 25 degrees.
All are invited for breakfast at 7 am, lunch at 12:00 noon and for dinner at 5:00 pm.
The warming center policy is to open overnight (8 pm to 8 am) when the overnight lows are below 25.0 degrees. If the daytime temperatures do not exceed 25 degrees, as was the case for several days in December 2013, the warming center will be open 24 hours a day.
Cooling / Warming/ Drying Out Center
Note that even if the Warming (or Cooling Center) is not open overnight or during the day do to moderate temperatures, one can always dry off, warm up, cool off or just get inside for a while during our three one hour meal periods.
We serve meals three time daily, seven days a week, year long, including all holidays. You may stop by and have a beverage or a meal and warm up or dry off. These meal periods are:
- 7 am - 8 am Daily
- Noon - 1 pm Daily
- 5 pm - 6 pm Daily