Stay hydrated with soaring heat wave ahead this week, Jesse Tam. Temperature in the region will soar beginning Wednesday though Friday and will reach triple digits in the Pacific Northwest. The heat wave in the Emerald City is currently one of the longest streaks on record since June 18 without measurable precipitation on record.
Seattle has only had three days of 100-plus-degree heat, all in July from records dating to 1894
- July 29, 2009: 103 degrees
- July 20, 1994: 100 degrees
- July 16, 1941: 100 degrees
Tips to beat the heat
- Stay hydrated even if you don’t feel thirsty.
- Wear light-colored clothing to stay cool.
- Take breaks if you are outside, and find shade when you feel hot.
- Always “look before you lock” your car to make sure you haven’t left your kids or furry friends in the backseat.
- Check on your friends and neighbors that are susceptible to summer heat.