Weather Outlook: Heat Wave And Thunderstorms Possible

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Weather Outlook Posted 8-26-19. Heat expected Tuesday and Wednesday with thunderstorms possible Wednesday.

Some of the hottest conditions this summer are going to occur this week. Moisture from the remnants of tropical storm Ivo will make its way up from the south on Wednesday, providing enough ingredients for thunderstorms. Some of these storms could be strong, with gusty winds and hail possible.

  • Near-record high temperatures are expected on Tuesday with lower temperatures on Wednesday but still well above normal.

  • Thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

  • Beat the heat, check the backseat. Never leave people or pets in vehicles.

  • Take plenty of rest breaks in the shade or with air conditioning.

  • Drink water before, during, and after activities.

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Quick Tips to Beat the Heat

Tips from Pacific Power to stay cool, use less energy and save money

MEDFORD, Ore. —With a heat wave rolling into southern Oregon this week, Pacific Power offers tips on how to beat the heat, use less energy and save money.

  • Get some fresh air. Open your windows during the early morning and evening, and use fans to circulate the fresh air.
  • Keep clear of the sun. Close blinds and drapes during the warmest parts of the day. Keeping the sunlight out of your home will keep it cooler.
  • Be AC savvy. Set your air conditioner to 78 degrees when you’re home, and 85 when you’re away. Running your AC at temperatures lower than 78 degrees can increase your electricity bill by up to 8 percent. Also, keep inside air vents clear from furniture and other objects.
  • Reduce indoor heat. Push the use of heat-producing appliances such as ovens, dishwashers and clothes dryers to cooler parts of the day. Grilling outside and air-drying clothes are great alternatives.
  • Be safe. With sweltering temperatures, you need to protect yourself. Drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun as much as possible. Don’t forget your pets; they need water and shelter as well. Also check on any neighbors who may have limited contact with others and may need a fan or other assistance.
  • Lastly, unplug. Make a conscious effort to unplug items not in use. Even if they’re not on, they’re drawing energy. For more wattsmart energy and money-saving tips visit pacificpower.net

 

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