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WWCN16 CWWG 171044  
HEAT WARNING  
FOR NORTHERN ALBERTA  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 4:44 A.M. MDT TUESDAY 17 JULY 2018.  
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HEAT WARNING FOR:  
CITY OF EDMONTON - ST. ALBERT - SHERWOOD PARK  
SPRUCE GROVE - MORINVILLE - MAYERTHORPE - EVANSBURG  
FORT SASKATCHEWAN - VEGREVILLE - REDWATER - SMOKY LAKE  
DRAYTON VALLEY - DEVON - RIMBEY - PIGEON LAKE  
LEDUC - CAMROSE - WETASKIWIN - TOFIELD  
WESTLOCK - BARRHEAD - ATHABASCA  
LLOYDMINSTER - WAINWRIGHT - VERMILION - PROVOST  
BONNYVILLE - ST. PAUL - COLD LAKE - LAC LA BICHE.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
A PERIOD WITH MAXIMUM DAILY TEMPERATURES REACHING NEAR 29C OR ABOVE  
AND MINIMUM OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES REACHING NEAR 14C OR ABOVE WILL  
CONTINUE TODAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH THE PROVINCE ON  
WEDNESDAY WILL BRING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES TO  
THE REGION.  
 
RESIDENTS OF AND VISITORS TO THE ABOVE 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 AT  
COOLED BUILDINGS (INCLUDING MALLS OR INDOOR POOLS).  
- DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND OTHER NON-ALCOHOLIC, NON-CAFFEINATED  
BEVERAGES TO STAY HYDRATED.  
- DO NOT LEAVE ANY PERSON OR PET INSIDE A CLOSED VEHICLE, FOR ANY  
LENGTH OF TIME.  
 
MONITOR FOR SYMPTOMS OF HEAT STROKE OR HEAT EXHAUSTION, SUCH AS HIGH  
BODY TEMPERATURE, LACK OF SWEAT, CONFUSION, FAINTING, AND  
UNCONSCIOUSNESS. PARTICULAR VIGILANCE IS URGED FOR VULNERABLE  
INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING CHILDREN, SENIORS, INDIVIDUALS WITH  
PRE-EXISTING LUNG, HEART, KIDNEY, NERVOUS SYSTEM, MENTAL HEALTH OR  
DIABETIC CONDITIONS, OUTDOOR WORKERS, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE  
SOCIALLY ISOLATED.  
 
FOR MORE HEAT HEALTH ADVICE, INCLUDING FOR VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS,  
VISIT HTTPS://WWW.ALBERTAHEALTHSERVICES.CA/NEWS/HEAT.ASPX.  
 
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.  
 
PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR ALERTS AND FORECASTS ISSUED BY  
ENVIRONMENT CANADA. TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER, SEND AN EMAIL TO  
ABSTORM(AT)CANADA.CA OR TWEET REPORTS USING (HASH)ABSTORM.  
 
HTTP://WEATHER.GC.CA  
 
END/PASPC  
 
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