Alerts for: Slave Lake

Warnings

3:49 PM MDT Wednesday 23 May 2018
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Athabasca Co. near Wandering River
  • M.D. of Big Lakes near Driftpile Faust and Kinuso
  • M.D. of Big Lakes near Enilda and Joussard
  • M.D. of Big Lakes near Hilliard's Bay Prov. Park and Big Point
  • M.D. of Lesser Slave River near Marten Beach
  • M.D. of Lesser Slave River near Slave Lake and Saulteaux
  • M.D. of Lesser Slave River near Smith and Fawcett Lake
  • M.D. of Opportunity near Calling and Rock Island Lakes

An upper ridge over Alberta will continue to bring a period with maximum daily temperatures reaching near 29C or above and minimum overnight temperatures near 14C or above is expected to last through to Thursday evening. Some of the warned areas may see a brief reprieve from the heat on Thursday as a few showers develop over central portions of province. High temperatures are likely to persist through Friday in northeastern portions of the province.

Residents of and visitors to the above 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 outdoors at your house or at cooled public buildings (including malls or indoor pools).

- Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.

- 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. Particular vigilance is urged for vulnerable individuals, including children, seniors, individuals with pre-existing lung, heart, kidney, nervous system, mental health or diabetic conditions, outdoor workers, as well as those who are socially isolated.

For more heat health advice, including for vulnerable individuals, visit www.ahs.ca/heat.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.

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