Excessive heat and air quality advisories issued

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued an Excessive Heat Warning…which is in effect from 2 PM today to 8 PM PDT Thursday. Temperatures will run from ..100 to 110 degrees, increasing chances for heat related illness especially for those without access to air conditioning. Heat stress is also possible for livestock and outdoor pets. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. 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. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency…call 9 1 1.


Klickitat County public health department has issued an Air Quality Advisory in the White Salmon – Hood River area that may be Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Air quality is generally at the poorest in the morning and evening period of the day. Smoke advisories provide generalized regional information only. Individuals may have breathing problems or have worsened symptoms of existing asthma or lung disease. Sensitive groups include people with heart or lung disease, asthma, diabetes, infants, children, older adults, pregnant women, or those who have had a stroke. These people should limit time spent outdoors. Excessive heat may make these conditions worse.