821  
WWCN15 CWWG 291705  
HEAT WARNING  
FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA  
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA  
AT 11:05 A.M. MDT THURSDAY 29 JULY 2021.  
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HEAT WARNING FOR:  
OKOTOKS - HIGH RIVER - CLARESHOLM  
DRUMHELLER - THREE HILLS  
BROOKS - STRATHMORE - VULCAN  
RED DEER - PONOKA - INNISFAIL - STETTLER  
HANNA - CORONATION - OYEN  
MEDICINE HAT - BOW ISLAND - SUFFIELD  
CYPRESS HILLS PROVINCIAL PARK - FOREMOST  
LETHBRIDGE - TABER - MILK RIVER.  
 
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==DISCUSSION==  
 
DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 29 DEGREES CELSIUS TO THE MID  
30'S COMBINED WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS OF 14 TO 20 DEGREES CELSIUS ARE  
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.  
 
HEAT WARNINGS WILL LIKELY BE EXPANDED TO OTHER REGIONS OF ALBERTA IN  
THE COMING DAYS.  
 
RESIDENTS OF AND VISITORS TO THE 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 IN COOLED INDOOR  
SPACES WHERE POSSIBLE.  
- DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND OTHER NON-ALCOHOLIC, NON-CAFFEINATED  
BEVERAGES TO STAY HYDRATED.  
- CHECK FOR YOUR CHILDREN OR PETS BEFORE YOU EXIT YOUR VEHICLE. 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.  
 
PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO INDIVIDUALS THAT CAN EXPERIENCE EARLIER  
OR MORE SEVERE EFFECTS FROM HEAT INCLUDING INFANTS, CHILDREN,  
SENIORS, AND INDIVIDUALS WITH PRE-EXISTING LUNG, HEART, KIDNEY,  
NERVOUS SYSTEM, MENTAL HEALTH OR DIABETIC CONDITIONS, OUTDOOR  
WORKERS, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE SOCIALLY ISOLATED.  
 
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.  
 
FOR MORE HEAT HEALTH ADVICE, VISIT:  
WWW.ALBERTAHEALTHSERVICES.CA/NEWS/HEAT.ASPX.  
 
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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