9:35 PM MDT Monday 22 July 2019
Heat Warning in effect for:
- City of Edmonton – St. Albert – Sherwood Park
A ridge of high pressure continues to build over the Prairies. With this, a very warm airmass will produce daytime high temperatures near 30 degrees on Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures are not expected to cool off until mid week.
This warning may be expanded further as the ridge strengthens.
Residents of and visitors to the warned regions are advised to take the following precautions to protect themselves, their families and their neighbours:
– Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
– Take frequent breaks from the heat, spending time indoors in cooled buildings such as malls or indoor pools.
– Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated bev
Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke or heat exhaustion, such as high body temperature, lack of sweat, confusion, fainting, and unconsciousness.
Pay particular attention to individuals that can experience earlier or more severe effects from heat including infants, children, seniors, and individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.