A ridge of high pressure over the western states and a northwest low, will help to propel temperatures above 100° late this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Friday for portions of the Lower Snake River Plain, Arco Desert and Magic Valley.
According to a study done by Jan Null with the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science San Jose State University, In the first 10 minutes inside a closed car, the temperature rises 19° above the ambient temperature. After an hour, the temperature increases to an average of 43° above the outside temperature.
HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT MDT FRIDAY NIGHT:
- WHAT…Near record high temperatures ranging from 95 to 100
degrees expected. High temperatures may exceed 100 degrees in
Shoshone and Richfield. Abnormally warm lows will range from
around 55 degrees in the Arco Desert to the low to mid 60s in
Pocatello, Burley and the Shoshone and Richfield areas.
- WHERE…Includes the cities of Shoshone, Richfield, Burley,
Rupert, Minidoka, Oakley, Malta, American Falls, Aberdeen,
Pocatello, Chubbuck, Fort Hall, Blackfoot, Mud Lake and the
Craters of the Moon and INL areas.
- WHEN…From midnight tonight to midnight MDT Friday
- IMPACTS…Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.
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.