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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Cooling Locations Open to Public During Upcoming Extended Period of Hot Weather

Cooling Center Infographic

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our region, effective Tuesday, July 26, 2022, through Friday, July 29, 2022, with forecasted daytime highs in the mid to high 90s and nighttime low temperatures remaining the mid to high 60s. 

Please do not leave children, people with health or mobility challenges, or pets in a parked car under any circumstances, even with the windows down. Cars can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

The public is invited to visit any of the following local cooling locations

Snoqualmie Fire Station

  • 37600 Snoqualmie Pkwy 425-888-1551
  • Fire Station Community Room
  • Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Snoqualmie Library

  • 7824 Center Blvd SE in Snoqualmie, 425-888-1223
  • Hours: Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA

  • 35018 SE Ridge St on Snoqualmie Ridge, 425-256-3115
  • Cooling Shelter Hours: Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Anyone wishing to go past the lobby area must be 16+ and have photo ID. Local youth using the facility alone during daily teen hours must be 14.  

Transportation to Cooling Locations 

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation offers convenient transportation throughout the Snoqualmie Valley, Monday-Friday, for only $1 per ride. 

Additionally, please visit King County’s Emergency News Blog for regional cooling center locations and tips for managing excessive heat conditions. 

Tips for Managing Excessive Heat

  • Watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in yourself and others.
  • Call 911 immediately if you know someone who experiences symptoms.
  • Do not leave children or people with mobility challenges in a parked car, even with the windows down. Call 911 immediately if you see unattended children in parked cars.
  • King County animal control officers will respond to calls about animals in distress due to the heat. Call 911or 206-296-7387 for assistance. 
  • Drink plenty of water. Avoid dehydration, which can occur when relying on drinks with caffeine or high sugar levels. Also avoid alcohol.
  • Rivers and lakes are still cold, even though it’s hot outside. That can sap even strong swimmers’ strength in a matter of minutes. Wear a personal flotation device and avoid alcohol. Learn more about water safety and drowning prevention

Call 911 with any heat-related health concerns.

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