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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Extreme Heat Forecast: Tips for Keeping Cool

Heat Wave Warning

Weather forecasters are predicting hot weather for our region, with North Bend area temperatures expected to hover in the mid to upper 90s Tuesday, July 26, through Friday, July 29. With nighttime lows remaining in the upper 60s Wednesday through Friday, overnight cooling could be limited in homes without air conditioning.

The National Weather Service has forecasted an extreme heat warning that runs from Tuesday through Friday. For detailed information on weather updates, visit the National Weather Service website, at www.weather.gov/sew. Additional regional updates can be found by following King County Emergency News, at www.kcemergency.com/

Health and Home Cooling Tips:

During times of extreme heat, your body works extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Older adults, children, sick and overweight are at greater risk of the effects from extreme heat. Learn the warning signs of heat illness by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, at www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html

During Periods of extreme heat:

  • Find air conditioning.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Check on family members and neighbors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Never leave people or pets in a closed car.
  • Minimize extended time outside.
  • Take a tepid shower or bath to cool down.

Tips to Keep your Home Cool:

  • Limit use of electronics, as this contributes to heat generation. 
  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.  
  • Cover windows with drapes or shades.
  • Keep windows closed to keep heat out.
  • Weather-strip doors and windows.
  • Use window reflectors such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard to reflect heat back outside.
  • Add insulation to keep the heat out.
  • Use a powered attic ventilator, or attic fan, to regulate the heat level of a building’s attic by clearing hot air.
  • Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.

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