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WWCN12 CWNT 231031  
HEAT WARNING  
FOR THE MACKENZIE DELTA AND ARCTIC COAST AREAS OF THE NORTHWEST  
TERRITORIES  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 4:31 A.M. MDT MONDAY 23 JULY 2018.  
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HEAT WARNING FOR:  
=NEW= AKLAVIK REGION  
=NEW= INUVIK REGION  
SOUTH DELTA REGION INCLUDING FT. MCPHERSON - TSIIGEHTCHIC.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
TEMPERATURES REACHING 30 DEGREES CELSIUS ARE EXPECTED.  
 
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TODAY INTO WEDNESDAY IN THE  
MACKENZIE DELTA.  
 
FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE MACKENZIE RIVER TEMPERATURES NEAR 30 DEGREES  
CELSIUS WILL LAST THROUGH THURSDAY. ON FRIDAY A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE  
THROUGH THE REGION AND TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW NORMAL.  
 
LOOK FOR HEAT WARNINGS TO BE EXPANDED FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE  
MACKENZIE RIVER AS THE WEEK PROGRESSES.  
 
EXTREME HEAT AFFECTS EVERYONE.  
 
WATCH FOR THE EFFECTS OF HEAT ILLNESS: SWELLING, RASH, CRAMPS,  
FAINTING, HEAT EXHAUSTION, HEAT STROKE AND THE WORSENING OF SOME  
HEALTH CONDITIONS.  
 
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER EVEN BEFORE YOU FEEL THIRSTY AND STAY IN A  
COOL PLACE.  
 
CHECK ON OLDER FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS. MAKE SURE THEY ARE  
COOL AND DRINKING WATER  
 
WATCH FOR THE SYMPTOMS OF HEAT ILLNESS:  
DIZZINESS/FAINTING(SEMICOLON) NAUSEA/VOMITING(SEMICOLON) RAPID  
BREATHING AND HEARTBEAT(SEMICOLON) EXTREME THIRST(SEMICOLON)  
DECREASED URINATION WITH UNUSUALLY DARK URINE.  
 
OUTDOOR WORKERS SHOULD TAKE REGULARLY SCHEDULED BREAKS IN A COOL  
PLACE.  
 
HEAT WARNINGS ARE ISSUED WHEN VERY HIGH TEMPERATURE OR HUMIDITY  
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO POSE AN ELEVATED RISK OF HEAT ILLNESSES,  
SUCH AS HEAT STROKE OR HEAT EXHAUSTION.  
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO  
NTSTORM(AT)CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS USING (HASH)NTSTORM.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
END/PASPC  
 
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