The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning and air quality advisories for the region that includes Philomath.
The excessive heat warning is in effect until 11 p.m. Wednesday with conditions that will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
Temperatures in Philomath were expected to reach 96 degrees Tuesday and 97 degrees Wednesday, according to a forecast at weather.com.
“As temperatures rise, it is important to remain well-hydrated, stay in air-conditioned spaces whenever possible, and limit sun exposure,” said April Holland, Benton County Health Department interim director. “Looking out for one another is essential. Remember to check on neighbors and loved ones. Please refrain from leaving young children and pets unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.”
An air quality advisory for smog is in effect until 6 a.m.
“The air quality agencies expect pollution to reach levels that could be unhealthy for sensitive groups, including children, pregnant people, older adults and people with heart disease or respiratory conditions,” the NWS reported in its alert. “Health officials recommend that people limit outdoor activity when pollution levels are high.”
An air quality advisory for smoke is in effect until 6 a.m. Friday. Smoke from the Bedrock and other fires in the region have contributed to the conditions.