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Here’s where to keep cool in Auburn during this week’s heat wave

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A heat wave will be boosting temperatures predicted to be up to 95 this week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Here’s the latest “Excessive Heat Warning” from NWS, issued Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 at 5:12 a.m.:

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“EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT WEDNESDAY… *

“WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with daytime temperatures in the low to mid 90s and lows in the 60s and 70s expected. This will pose a major risk of heat-related illness. *

“WHERE…Bellevue and Vicinity and Seattle and Vicinity. *

“WHEN…Until 11 PM PDT Wednesday. *

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“IMPACTS…Major Heat Risk level poses a major risk for heat- related illnesses for anyone without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

“PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1. For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit wa211.org anytime.”

Below are some local Auburn resources available this week for people needing to cool down:

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Day Centers:  

Emergency Shelters with Drop-in:  

Existing Public Spaces (No Services):  

Spray Park at Les Gove Park:

Here’s the detailed forecast:

  • Monday Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 95. North northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
  • Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 69. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
  • Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 95. North northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
  • Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 66. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.
  • Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
  • Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 90.
  • Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
  • Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
  • Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
  • Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
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