8/8/22 – Heat Advisory


from Mon, Aug 8, 4:34 AM PDT to Mon, Aug 8, 9:00 PM PDT

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING

What

Hot conditions with temperatures in the mid 80s to lower 90s expected. This will pose a moderate risk of heat-related illness.

Where

Tacoma Area, Bellevue and Vicinity, East Puget Sound Lowlands, Lower Chehalis Valley Area, Hood Canal Area, Southwest Interior, Seattle and Vicinity and Bremerton and Vicinity.

When

Until 9 PM PDT today.

Impacts

Heat will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses for those who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling or adequate hydration.

Additional Details

The warmest temperatures will be inland, away from the water and near the Cascade foothills.

Tips

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1. For sheltering information and other human services in your area, dial 2 1 1 during business hours or visit wa211.org anytime.

Issued By

NWS Seattle

on this day 8/8 1945 – The United Nations Charter was signed by U.S. President Truman. 


1356 – Edward “the Black Prince” began a raid north from Aquitaine.

1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for St. Helena, in the South Atlantic. The remainder of his life was spent there in exile.

1844 – After the killing of Joseph Smith on June 27, Bringham Young was chosen to lead the Mormons.

1876 – Thomas Edison received a patent for the mimeograph. The mimeograph was a “method of preparing autographic stencils for printing.”

1899 – The refrigerator was patented by A.T. Marshall.

1900 – In Boston, the first Davis Cup series began. The U.S. team defeated Great Britain three matches to zero.

1911 – The number of representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives was established at 435. There was one member of Congress for every 211,877 residents. 

1940 – The German Luftwaffe began a series of daylight air raids on Great Britain.

1945 – The United Nations Charter was signed by U.S. President Truman

1945 – During World War II, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan.
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1953 – The U.S. and South Korea initiated a mutual security pact.

1956 – Japan launched an oil tanker that was 780 feet long and weighed 84,730 tons. It was the largest oil tanker in the world.

1966 – Michael DeBakey became the first surgeon to install an artificial heart pump in a patient. 

1974 – U.S. President Nixon announced that he would resign the following day. 

1978 – The U.S. launched Pioneer Venus II, which carried scientific probes to study the atmosphere of Venus.

1988 – It was announced that a cease-fire between Iraq and Iran had begun.

1989 – The space shuttle Columbia took off from Cape Canaveral, FL. The trip was said to be a secret five-day military mission.

1990 – American forces began positioning in Saudia Arabia.

1991 – John McCarthy, a British TV producer, was released by his Lebanese kidnappers. He had been held captive for more than five years. A rival group abducted Jerome Leyraud in retaliation and threatened to kill him if any more hostages were released.

1991 – The U.N. Security Council approved North and South Korea for membership.

1992 – The “Dream Team” clinched the gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Olympics. The U.S. basketball team beat Croatia 117-85.

1994 – The first road link between Israel and Jordan opened.

1994 – Representatives from China and Taiwan signed a cooperation agreement.

1995 – Saddam Hussein’s two eldest daughters, their husbands, and several senior army officers defected.

1999 – Wade Boggs (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) got his 3,000th hit of his major league baseball career.

2000 – The submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from ocean bottom after 136 years. The sub had been lost during an attack on the U.S.S. Housatonic in 1864. The Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink a warship.

1863 American Civil War: Tennessee’s “military” Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. Celebrated as a holiday by Tennessee African Americans (early 20th century)


Source: nps.gov

1786 US Congress unanimously chooses the dollar as the monetary unit for the United States of America