Several counties in western Montana are under an official Heat Advisory for several days with daytime temperatures hovering around 100.

According to the National Weather Service:

  • WHAT...High temperatures in the mid 90s expected for the Flathead Valley, upper 90s to 100 expected for the Mission, Missoula and Bitterroot valleys.
  • Low temperatures of upper 50s to middle 60s expected.
  • WHERE...Flathead Valley, Mission Valley, Bitterroot Valley, and Missoula.
  • WHERE...Valley locations along Highway 2 Libby to Troy, Highway 37 Libby Dam to Libby, Highway 56 Bull Lake Road, Evaro Hill, Highway 200 Noxon to Thompson Falls to Plains, eron, and I-90 Haugan to Huson.
  • WHEN...From 1 PM Sunday to 9 PM MDT Tuesday.
  • IMPACTS...Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur. Night-time temperatures will be uncomfortably warm.
  • 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! Heat stroke is worthy of a call to 9-1-1 for emergency help.
  • Keep yourself and others cool and hydrated!
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