Rain Last 24 Hrs. 00"
July Rainfall .02" Departure from Normal: - 0.47"
Rain since Oct. 1st (Rainfall Year) : 28.38" Departure from Normal: -5.35"
Rain since Jan. 1st (Annual): 14.28" Departure from Normal: - 5.33"
No relief from the 90s
After a pleasantly warm Summer day on Saturday, topping out at 81, the region is heading for highs now 10 degrees or more above that seasonal average. We're in for another hot streak, and we just had one that ended last Tuesday.
There will be no relief from the 90s this week, as temperatures are expected to continue above average through into next weekend. Right now the trend is for the hottest two days to be Monday and Tuesday as highs soar to the mid to upper 90s.
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for SW WA, the Willamette Valley and Western Gorge from Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. through Tuesday night at 11 p.m. Part of the problem is that temperatures are not expected to cool off much in the overnight hours. Our marine air influence is being cut off this week, except at the immediate coast. Overnight lows in the Valley will remain warm, in the mid 60s.
This is the time to make sure that the elderly in your family, or your neighbors have a cool place to be during the day and can sleep comfortably at night. Children and pets should stay at home where it's cooler unless absolutely necessary. Never leave a child or pet in a car, even for a moment on these hot days.
Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke can occur during these longer spells. Heat Exhaustion, if left untreated can lead to Heat Stroke. That is a serious illness and can be deadly. If someone is showing signs of a heat-related illness, get them to a cool place immediately. If they've stopped sweating, they lose consciousness, and their temperature is 103 or higher, call 9-1-1 immediately. Get them cooled down until help arrives.
Use common sense when working or playing out in the sun and heat this week. Be safe!
Sunday (7/22/18) - Sunny, hot - 93
Monday - Heat Advisory - 97
Tuesday - Heat Advisory - 96
Wednesday - Still hot - 94
Thursday - No break - 92
Friday - Still in the 90s - 91
Saturday - Seriously, still hot - 93
Meteorologist Mary Loos
Today's Record Temperatures