Saturday Heat Advisory for Northwestern Montana Counties
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are real possibilities for those working outdoors this weekend in northwest Montana. High temps are making dehydration a real problem.
According to the National Weather Service:
- HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM SATURDAY.
- WHAT...Temperatures near 100.
- WHERE...Missoula/Bitterroot Valleys, Flathead/Mission Valleys, West Glacier Region, Kootenai/Cabinet Region and Lower Clark Fork Region.
- WHEN...Until 7 PM Saturday.
- IMPACTS...Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.
- Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
- Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
- 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
- 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! Call 9 1 1.