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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Heat advisory issued through June 3


Last updated 6/2/2021 at 5:42pm

National Weather Service

PASCO — Most of Eastern Washington will remain under a heat advisory through 8 p.m. Thursday night, June 3, as temperatures break into the 100s for the first time this summer.

According to the National Weather Service, the Lower Columbia Valley can expect temperatures to remain at or above 100 degrees.

The temperature already hit 104 degrees in the Pasco area today, June 2, officials said.

"Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses," the National Weather Service advisory said, noting temperatures will remain in the mid-100s in the area from Othello north to Omak and Grand Coulee, including the Wenatchee Valley, Vantage, Odessa and Wilbur.

In the Palouse region and Northeast Washington, residents can expect temperatures to remain in the upper 80s or low 90s, the advisory said.

Temperatures are expected to be slightly cooler in the Walla Walla area and Blue Mountains of Southeast Washington.

"Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors," the heat advisory said.

Those heading outdoors should wear lightweight, loose clothing and limit strenuous activity, the advisory said.

"Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location," the advisory said. "Heat stroke is an


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Roger Harnack, Publisher

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Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers from Washington state to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.


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