With temperatures nearing or surpassing record levels and air quality warnings in effect, burn bans are commonplace. But there are still sometimes long plumes of smoke headed into the skies over Salem begging the question: Why? “It’s a very visible activity, you can actively see it,” said farmer Kathy Hadley[Read More…]
Salem won’t break any records this week, but the area may see triple-digit temperatures as a heat wave blankets much of the Pacific Northwest.
The National Weather Service in Portland has issued an excessive heat warning covering Salem north to the Portland area, including most of Polk and much of Marion County. The warning begins at noon Monday and lasts through 9 p.m. Thursday.
Local rivers and lakes will be packed this week with Oregonians seeking relief from a heat wave with record temperatures on Sunday, June 27. While the air temperature will be in the 90s and 100s, water temperatures in local rivers are decidedly colder. The temperature of the Santiam River is[Read More…]
The heat wave in the Willamette Valley forecast over this weekend will be a challenge for many residents. The average high June temperature is 74 degrees. Sunday’s temperature is expected to reach 115 degrees. Triple digit highs may not be a hardship for those with air conditioned homes and workspaces,[Read More…]
High heat can cause as much stress on livestock as it does humans. Animals at high risk of heat stress include young animals, dark colored animals and animals that have been sick or have a previous history of respiratory disease. There are ways to alleviate the strain. Here are some[Read More…]
Dr. Ralph Yates has spent much of his medical career caring for athletes as a family medicine doctor. While seniors and young children are especially vulnerable to heat-related illness, he said it’s often healthy adults who end up in his office needing treatment on hot days. “The patients that often[Read More…]
If you haven’t already purchased a portable air conditioning unit to get some relief from this weekend’s 100 degree plus heat wave you are out of luck. According to retailers in the Salem-Keizer region, there are no units to be found. Lowe’s and Home Depot have been sold out since[Read More…]
The Keizer Civic Center will serve as a cooling station Sunday, June 27, as projected temperatures are forecast to soar to 115 degrees. The cooling center will be equipped with water, charging stations and places to sit down. COVID-19 guidelines will be in place, masks required, social distancing and sanitizer[Read More…]
An extreme heatwave is expected to settle over the Willamette Valley this weekend, and state and local authorities are encouraging everyone to be prepared. From Friday afternoon, June 25, through Monday evening, June 28, dangerously hot temperatures are forecast. Locally, the National Weather Service is projecting highs of 94 degrees[Read More…]