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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Heat Advisory Issued in Eastern Idaho This Week

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, a heat advisory is in effect for the majority of eastern and central Idaho.

The warning was issued by the National Weather Service early on Tuesday morning, and it remains in force until Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Throughout most of Tuesday, high temperatures of 92 to 98 degrees are forecast, and on Wednesday, they will soar to 93 to 100 degrees.

Furthermore, limited cooling is predicted for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, with temperatures only falling into the 60s and low 70s.

The following communities are affected by the heat advisory: Lava Hot Springs, Malad, Preston, Thatcher Shoshone, Richfield, Carey, Mud Lake, INL, and Craters of the Moon National Monument. Idaho Falls, Rexburg, St. Anthony, Rigby, Ririe, Pocatello, Blackfoot, American Falls, Shelley, Fort Hall, Burley, Rupert, Heyburn, Oakley, Albion, Almo, Malta, Rockland,

Residents are advised by officials to reschedule physically demanding activities for early morning or late evening. Drink a lot of water. Don loose-fitting, lightweight clothes. Under no circumstances should young children or pets be left alone in automobiles.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration advises arranging regular rest breaks in air-conditioned or shaded areas to lower risk when performing outdoor labor. Anyone experiencing heat exhaustion should be taken to a cool, shady area.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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