Heat Advisory!

Thumbnail image for kennypowersjetski.jpg
Some like it hot, and Kenny Powers is one of them

We don't get these too often. The National Weather Service, rocking the caps lock like only the National Weather Service can, issued a heat advisory for the Puget Sound area today:

Issued by The National Weather Service

Seattle/Tacoma, WA

3:05 am PDT, Wed., Jun. 3, 2009

... HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM PDT THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM PDT THURSDAY.

OFFSHORE FLOW... WARM AIR ALOFT... LONG DAYS... AND A HIGH EARLY JUNE SUN ANGLE ARE COMBINING TO PRODUCE VERY WARM CONDITIONS IN THE SEATTLE-TACOMA-EVERETT AREA. DAYTIME TEMPERATURES ON TUESDAY ROSE WELL INTO THE 80S TO AROUND 90. EXPECT TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON TO BE ABOUT THE SAME AS TUESDAY... NEAR RECORD LEVELS.

THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT AND AN OFFSHORE BREEZE MOVING DOWN OFF THE CASCADES IS NOT ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO COOL OFF MUCH AT NIGHT. LOW TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING AND AGAIN THURSDAY MORNING WILL ONLY BE AROUND 60 DEGREES.

DEWPOINT TEMPERATURES... A MEASURE OF HOW MUCH MOISTURE IS IN THE AIR... HAVE BEEN IN THE COMFORTABLE LOWER 40S. THEY WILL RISE TO THE LOWER 50S ON THURSDAY... MAKING IT FEEL A BIT MORE MUGGY AND UNCOMFORTABLE. LIGHTER BREEZES ON THURSDAY WILL ALSO MAKE IT FEEL MORE UNCOMFORTABLE.

THE EARLY JUNE WARM SPELL WILL COME TO AN ABRUPT END THURSDAY EVENING AS A STRONG MARINE PUSH ALLOWS COOL AND MOIST PACIFIC AIR TO SURGE INLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND RATHER HIGH HUMIDITY CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS. STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM IF POSSIBLE. STAY OUT OF THE SUN... AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

REMEMBER THAT AREA LAKES AND RIVERS ARE STILL COLD. ESCAPING THE HEAT BY JUMPING INTO A COLD LAKE OR RIVER CAN LEAD TO DEATH BY HYPOTHERMIA OR DROWNING.

 
comments powered by Disqus

Friends to Follow