West and northwest Montana (such as Missoula, Helena, Great Falls and Havre) are under a Heat Advisory for Tuesday through Friday (7/2). Counties that don't already have some sort of advisory in effect may get their own in the coming days as very high temps are on their way.


  • WHAT...Tuesday high temperatures range from the mid to upper 90s, with highs reaching into the low 100s for some areas through the rest of the week.
  • Overnight lows in the 60s are forecasted, bringing minimal cooling in the late night hours.
  • Near record temperatures are expected and several areas very well may set new daily heat records during this time period of Heat Advisory. (Triple digit high temperatures are forecasted for places like Helena and Havre.)
  • WHERE...Portions of central, north central, and west central Montana are under Heat Advisories.
  • WHEN...These area are under the Heat Advisory from 12 Noon Tuesday to 9 PM Friday.
  • IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses which are very serious. Please hydrate this week and take extra precautions to keep yourself healthy.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air conditioned space if possible. Stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors who may be at risk. A simple phone call can make a world of difference in dangerous conditions.
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.
  • Be extra careful when you spend time outdoors and in the heat. Hydrate yourself as much as you can. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing as they can breathe and keep you cooler.
  • Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening if you must be outdoors.
  • Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • 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 and if you find yourself with someone who is suffering, call 9-1-1.

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