Photo by David Rauzi
Kids playing at Skookumchuck Recreation Area south of White Bird off U.S. Highway 95.
As of Sunday, July 29, 2018
Miss winter yet?
It’s going to get hot starting tomorrow (Monday, July 30), according to the National Weather Service in Missoula, which has issued a heat advisory starting at 11 a.m. Monday and through 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
What is a Heat Advisory?
A Heat Advisory means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected which could create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives, children, and pets.
How hot? Forecasts are 99 to 106 degrees in the Clearwater Valley, 95 to 100 degrees on the Camas Prairie, 100 to 107 along the Salmon River canyon, and 108 to 113 degrees in the Hells Canyon.
Across Idaho County, residents and travelers can continue to expect haze from local and regional wildfires to continue through Tuesday.
What else is coming? Thunderstorms. NWS forecasts a slight chance for thunderstorms across the region, starting Tuesday and through Wednesday.
Residents within the Salmon River Canyon can also expect haze from wildfire smoke to continue into
Heat impacts, according to the NWS:
Hot temperatures and limited overnight relief will increase chances for heat-related illness. These temperatures can stress sensitive groups, as well as livestock and outdoor pets.