The National Weather Service (“NWS”) has issued a heat advisory for the Yakima area that will be in effect from 2:00 pm today, Monday, through 9:00 pm Tuesday, July 17th.
The NWS is predicting temperatures in the City of Yakima could reach as high as 100 degrees during the heat advisory. The agency forecasts six consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures in the City starting tomorrow, Tuesday.
The combination of hot temperatures and low humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible, the NWS advisory cautions. For example, heat stress and dehydration could lead to health concerns such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Officials encourage residents to schedule strenuous activities over the next few days in the early morning or evening during the heat advisory. The NWS advisory also suggests residents take extra precautions such as drinking plenty of fluids, staying out of the sun and checking up on relatives and neighbors.
Two options the City offers for beating the heat are Lions Pool (509 West Pine Avenue) and Franklin Pool (2101 Tieton Drive). Both pools are open for recreational swimming and other aquatic programs, such as adult water fitness classes and lap swims. Call 575-6046 or visit yakimaparks.com/aquatics for pool schedules and additional details.