Scorching Temperatures Expected in Boise & the Treasure Valley: Stay Cool with These Tips

As summer heats up, Boise and the Treasure Valley are bracing for a sizzling weekend. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures to soar into the high 90s and potentially hit triple digits from June 22nd to June 24th. The temperature will be approaching the record of 104 set in 1988 on Saturday and 103 on Sunday.

With such intense heat on the horizon, it's crucial to take steps to stay cool and safe.

Tips and Tricks to Beat the Heat:

  1. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Avoid sugary, caffeinated, and alcoholic beverages, as they can dehydrate you more quickly.

  2. Wear Light Clothing: Choose loose-fitting, light-colored clothing made of breathable fabrics like cotton. This will help your body regulate its temperature more efficiently.

  3. Limit Outdoor Activities: Try to avoid strenuous activities during peak heat hours, typically between 10 am and 4 pm. If you must be outside, take frequent breaks and rest in the shade.

  4. Use Fans and Air Conditioning: Keep your home cool by using fans and air conditioning. If you don’t have AC, consider visiting public places like malls, libraries, or community centers that offer air-conditioned environments.

  5. Cool Showers and Baths: Taking a cool shower or bath can help lower your body temperature. You can also use damp cloths or ice packs on your wrists, neck, and forehead.

  6. Close Blinds and Curtains: Keep blinds and curtains closed during the day to block out direct sunlight and reduce indoor temperatures.

  7. Eat Light Meals: Opt for lighter meals that require minimal cooking to avoid heating up your kitchen. Fresh fruits, salads, and cold dishes are great options.

  8. Check on Vulnerable Individuals: Ensure that elderly family members, neighbors, and pets are staying cool and hydrated. Offer assistance if needed.

  9. Visit Local Pools and Splash Pads: Boise and the Treasure Valley have several public pools and splash pads where you can cool off.

  10. Stay Informed: Check local weather updates and heed any advisories or warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

By following these tips, you can enjoy the sunny weather while staying safe and comfortable. Remember, extreme heat can pose serious health risks, so take precautions and look out for each other.

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