WEDNESDAY: Heat Advisory for ALL of NE Montana
Temps over 100 degrees will be common for most of the NE quarter of Montana on Wednesday. (Glasgow, Wolf Point, Malta, Plentywood, Sidney.) The Heat Advisory lasts until at least 9pm on Wednesday evening.
According to the National Weather Service:
- HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM THIS EVENING.
- WHAT...Temperatures up to 102 expected.
- WHERE...Portions of northeast Montana.
- WHEN...From noon today to 9 PM MDT this evening.
- IMPACTS...Hot temperatures will increase the risk for heat related illnesses, especially for the elderly, pets, livestock, and those working or participating in outdoor activities.
- PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.
- Triple digit temperatures will be commonplace on Wednesday for this area.
It's important to monitor yourself for heatstroke if you are working out in the elements. Here are the symptoms of heatstroke:
- High body temperature. A core body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher is the main sign of heatstroke.
- Altered mental state or behavior. ...
- Alteration in sweating. ...
- Nausea and vomiting. ...
- Flushed skin. ...
- Rapid breathing. ...
- Racing heart rate. ...