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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
318 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015



ORZ006>008-014>016-WAZ039-045-046-010400-
/O.CON.KPQR.EH.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150801T0400Z/
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...
GRESHAM...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...
CORVALLIS...ALBANY...ODELL...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...
WASHOUGAL
318 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING FOR THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY...COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE AND UPPER
HOOD RIVER VALLEY...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS
EVENING.



* TIMING: THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HIGH TEMPERATURES: 100 TO 105 DEGREES. HOTTEST IN THE CENTRAL
  AND SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER
  GORGE.

* LOW TEMPERATURES: 60 TO 65 DEGREES.

* DURATION UNCERTAINTY: 90 TO 98 DEGREE TEMPERATURES WILL
  LIKELY PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND POSSIBLY INTO MONDAY.
  THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN IN THE CENTRAL AND
  SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...
  ALBANY...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...
  OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...
  WASHOUGAL...ODELL

* IMPACTS: DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN AND PETS UNATTENDED IN
  AUTOMOBILES.




PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

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.

&&

$$

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