The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Fort Collins and a large swath of Colorado ahead of forecast triple-digit temperatures Monday.
Monday’s notice is effective from 10 am to 9 pm. and includes much of the urban corridor, east central and northeastern Colorado plains, with some areas forecast to reach 105 degrees, according to the alert.
Here’s what you need to know as you prepare for the heat.
Fort Collins’ forecast high for Monday is 101 degrees, according to the weather service. There is a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Monday, which could bring gusty winds in addition to sweltering temperatures.
Starting Sunday, temperatures are expected to drop to a not-so-cold high of 97 degrees on Tuesday and stay in the 90s for the rest of the week (with a few days in the low 90s). Low temperatures are expected to reach 60 degrees this week.
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The weather service warns you about high temperatures and the dangers they can pose. In a tweet about the expected record heat for Monday and the advisorythe weather service shared information about heat exhaustion and heatstroke:
Symptoms of heat exhaustion:
These actions are recommended for someone experiencing signs of heat exhaustion:
Symptoms of heat strokethat can follow heat exhaustion and can cause death or permanent disability if left untreated:
If someone is experiencing symptoms of heat strokecall 911 and move them to a cooler area, loosen clothing and remove extra layers, and use ice or water to cool them down, according to information shared by the weather service.
Soon? The weather service recommends that you “stay hydrated, seek shade if you’re outside, and don’t forget your sunscreen.”
Here are some additional tips to keep yourself, your pets, and your young children safe during hot temperatures:
Font: National Metereological Service tips compiled by The Coloradoan
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