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Radar valid at 1000 pm PDT, Aug 14th 2021

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ORZ003>005-010>014-WAZ019-022-040-091300-
/O.NEW.KPQR.EH.A.0003.210811T1900Z-210815T0500Z/
Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-
Central Coast Range of Western Oregon-Lower Columbia-
Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-Northern Oregon Cascades-
Cascade Foothills in Lane County-Cascades in Lane County-
Upper Hood River Valley-South Washington Cascades-I-
5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-South Washington Cascade Foothills-
Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, Trask, Grande Ronde, Burnt Woods, Tidewater,
Swisshome, Veneta, St. Helens, Clatskanie, Sandy, Estacada,
Silver Falls State Park, Sweet Home, Government Camp, Detroit,
Santiam Pass, Vida, Jasper, Lowell, Cottage Grove, McKenzie Pass,
McKenzie Bridge, Oakridge, Willamette Pass, Parkdale, Odell,
Coldwater Ridge Visitors Center, Mount St. Helens,
Wind River Valley, Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Toutle, Ariel,
Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, and Cougar
259 PM PDT Sun Aug 8 2021

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures around 100
possible.

* WHERE...Portions of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon.

* WHEN...From Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat will significantly increase the
potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those
working or participating in outdoor activities.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Afternoon high temperatures are expected to
rise to 90 to 95 degrees on Wednesday, then continue to increase
to 95 to 100 degrees for Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will
remain in the 90 to 95 degree range on Saturday. Additionally,
overnight lows will be in the mid to upper 60s during this
time, limiting recovery time and adding to an increased risk for
heat related illnesses.

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.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

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