Updated: 8:50 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2024

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Portland metropolitan area from 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16th, until 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17th. Cooling centers are not open today because of conditions, but there are steps everyone can take to cool off.

  • Drink more water and take frequent cooling breaks.
  • If you exercise, try to do so in the cooler morning hours.
  • Take care when working or playing outside in the midday heat
  • Check on your neighbors, especially if they are older.

Multnomah County and its partners urge people to visit cool spaces even for a few hours including library branches, community centers and parks with misting stations, interactive fountains and splash pads listed on this interactive map are available. 

Learn: The symptoms of heat illness and How to take care of yourself and others during hot weather

Watch: How to prepare for the heat before temperatures soar and Cómo preparase para el calor

Reach out: If you need financial assistance to obtain an air conditioning unit or to pay an electric bill, call 211 or visit this webpage

Stay safe while swimming

For those seeking relief in lakes, rivers and creeks be aware of swift currents, cool water temperatures, hidden hazards and uneven bottom surfaces. Watch kids in the water to make sure they aren’t feeling adverse effects. Learn more about staying safe while swimming here.

Bookmark these links

  • National Weather Service: Check the forecast and plan outdoor activities for the coolest times of day.
  • 211info: Dial 211 to find a cool space nearest you and to learn about transportation options.
  • Public Alerts: Sign up to receive health and safety alerts in your area.
  • Heat Risk Map: The National Weather Service forecasts heat risk for vulnerable populations.
  • Clackamas County: Find cool spaces in Clackamas County.
  • Washington County: Find cool spaces in Washington County.