Public Cooling Locations Open in Snoqualmie
Snoqualmie, WA –The weather forecast for the upcoming weekend is hot! The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon, posing a moderate risk of heat-related illnesses. High temperatures over several days can lead to health risks for people and pets.
Heat exhaustion is serious and can be fatal. Watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in yourself and others. Drink plenty of water. Avoid dehydration, which can occur when relying on drinks with caffeine or high sugar levels. Also avoid alcohol. Call 911 immediately if you know someone who experiences symptoms.
No Children or Pets in Cars!
Car temperatures can reach 10 degrees higher than the outside temperature. 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 or people in distress in parked cars.
Do not leave pets unattended in cars in the heat. King County animal control officers will respond to calls about animals in distress due to the heat. Call 206-296-7387 for assistance. Read about heat safety tips for pets on the ASPCA website.
River Safety – It’s Still Cold
Staying cool in the Snoqualmie River is enticing, but don’t assume safety. Even in summer, the water can be high, swift, and cold, making staying in control and hypothermia real risks. Logs and rocks, both visible and hidden, pose navigation hazards. Choose safer swimming options with lifeguards present. Always wear a lifejacket, even in shallow water, and keep a close eye on children. Sources for low-cost life jackets are listed on the King County website.
Learn more about river safety. Watch a kid-friendly river safety video by Marta, the River Otter.
Public Cooling Locations Available in Snoqualmie
Cool off for a few hours or more in the following locations:
Snoqualmie Fire Station Community Room
37600 Snoqualmie Parkway
Open as a cooling shelter 24 hours.
7824 Center Blvd. SE
The Snoqualmie Library invites the public to escape the heat. Open Sunday 11 am to 6 pm, Monday 10 am to 5 pm.
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
35018 Ridge Street SE
Hours: Saturday, 7 am to 5 pm; Sunday 8 am to 5 pm; Monday 6 am to 9 pm.
Light snacks and bottled water allowed.
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