Hot weather poses ‘dangerous’ situation for Malheur County

This graphic from the National Weather Service explains concerns with excessive heat.

ONTARIO – With hot temperatures lasting several more days, the National Weather Service is continuing its urgent warning of excessive heat that poses a threat to people and animals.

“The hot temperatures will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely,” the service said early Monday. “Drink plenty of liquids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.”

[See chart with symptoms below]

The weather service forecast high temperatures above 100 degrees through Wednesday. The Malheur County Fair opens Tuesday afternoon and runs through Saturday.

Ontario on Sunday recorded its sixth day in a row of temperatures hitting 100 degrees or more.

With three more days forecast to hit the . . .