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Excessive Heat Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Spokane WA
547 AM PDT Thu Jun 24 2021

IDZ002-003-026-WAZ031>038-041>044-250000-
/O.CON.KOTX.EH.A.0001.210625T2100Z-210701T0200Z/
Coeur d`Alene Area-Idaho Palouse-Lewiston Area-Northeast Blue
Mountains-Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties-Washington Palouse-
Moses Lake Area-Upper Columbia Basin-Spokane Area-Northeast
Mountains-Okanogan Highlands-Wenatchee Area-East Slopes Northern
Cascades-Okanogan Valley-Waterville Plateau-
Including the cities of Omak, Colfax, Quincy, Pomeroy, Worley,
Waterville, Cheney, Chewelah, Hayden, Nespelem, Ephrata,
Stehekin, Republic, Odessa, Mazama, Conconully, Moscow, Brewster,
Othello, Tekoa, Uniontown, Mansfield, Peck, Oakesdale, Kettle
Falls, Rockford, Rosalia, Coulee City, Spokane, Wilbur, Wauconda,
Grand Coulee, Bridgeport, Coeur d`Alene, Cashmere, Leavenworth,
La Crosse, Okanogan, Lapwai, Newport, Wenatchee, Chelan,
Culdesac, Lewiston, Davenport, Entiat, Winthrop, Potlatch,
Clarkston, Plummer, Anatone, Post Falls, Gifford, Genesee, Peola,
Twisp, Moses Lake, Oroville, Deer Park, Pullman, Colville,
Ritzville, and Inchelium
547 AM PDT Thu Jun 24 2021

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions will develop in central
  Washington on Friday and build into eastern Washington and north
  Idaho over the weekend.

* WHERE...Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Winthrop, Omak, Grand Coulee,
  Moses Lake, Ritzville, Pullman, Moscow, Spokane, Couer d`Alene,
  Deer Park, and Colville.

* WHEN...From Friday through Wednesday, and possibly through the end
  of next week.

* IMPACTS...Unprecedented triple digit heat and unusually warm
  overnight temperatures will make it difficult to control the build
  up of heat in homes without air conditioning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This event will likely be one of the most
  extreme and prolonged heat waves in the recorded history of the
  Inland Northwest. Unprecedented heat will not only threaten the
  health of residents in the Inland Northwest but will make our
  region increasingly vulnerable to wildfires and intensify the
  impacts our ongoing drought.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this
situation. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-
conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives
and neighbors.

&&

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