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Weather Alerts for: Thebacha Region including Ft. Smith - Salt River Reserve


Heat Warning in effect for:
  • Thebacha Region including Ft. Smith - Salt River Reserve

Daytime highs near 30 degrees Celsius are expected to continue into next week for some areas. Overnight lows will remain warm, ranging from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius, and will not provide much relief from the daytime heat. Although areas along the Great Slave Lake shoreline have experienced cooler temperatures, hot conditions will likely continue further inland. Thick smoke continues to impact parts of the territory which has caused daytime highs to be several degrees cooler then forecast for many areas, but heat is expected to return across more of the territory over the coming days. Extreme heat can affect everyone’s health. The health risks are greater for older adults, infants and young children, pregnant people, people with physical and/or mental illnesses, and people with disabilities or mobility issues. Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions. Heat stroke is a medical emergency! Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately if you or someone you are caring for has a high body temperature and are confused, has stopped sweating or becomes unconscious. While waiting for help, cool the person right away: move them to a cool place, apply cold water to large areas of the skin and fan the person as much as possible. Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity 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 or tweet reports using #NTStorm. Issued by Environment Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories


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