Extreme Heat

Boy running through sprinkler

May 12 Update: A heat advisory is in effect May 13 - May 15. Stay informed on the latest weather in our area by following National Weather Service Seattle.

Older adults, young children, people with chronic health conditions or mental illness, athletes who exercise outdoors, outdoor workers, and people without shelter are most at risk when temperatures become hot. 

Find a Cooling Center Near You

Bothell Public Library 
18215 98th Avenue NE

King County Cooling Centers

Snohomish County Cooling Centers

  1. Ways to Stay Cool
  2. Swimming Safety
  3. Ways to Keep Your Home Cool
  4. Heat Stroke or Exhaustion

  • Dress in lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing. 
  • Stay hydrated - drink plenty of water and don't wait until you are thirsty to drink.  Limit or avoid alcohol and caffeine intake. 
  • Spend more time in places with air conditioning like restaurants, malls, or stores. 
  • Avoid strenuous activities when temperatures are hot and take frequent breaks
  • Find a cooling center near you - King County Cooling CentersSnohomish County Cooling Centers

Do Not Leave Children or Pets in Hot Cars

Even if a window is cracked open, it only takes a few minutes for parked cars to reach dangerous or even fatal temperatures. Never leave children or pets in hot cars and always look before you lock.