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Kirkland News Room

Excessive Heat Warning for Western Washington

Contact: Kathy Cummings
City Manager’s Office
kcummings@kirklandwa.gov
(425) 587-3021

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Public buildings with air conditioning will be available for Kirkland residents seeking relief from the extremely hot weather taking place over the next few days.

The National Weather Service has announced an excessive heat warning from Tuesday afternoon through Friday evening, with record highs in many locations across Western Washington. The highest heat is expected Wednesday and Thursday.

For current and future weather conditions, visit the National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov/seattle.

During times of excessive heat, residents are encouraged to visit air conditioned public places such as those listed below, local malls or movie theaters. To search for additional cooling centers around Puget Sound, visit the 2-1-1 Washington Information Network search tool.

Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water is also encouraged to protect against heat-related illnesses. Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information on warning signs of heat-related illnesses.

Residents are also asked to check on relatives and neighbors, particularly those with health issues, and to never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle, even with the windows rolled down.

Public buildings in Kirkland include the following:

Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Avenue

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (call for evening hours)
  • Phone: 425-587-3360 

North Kirkland Community Center, 12421 103rd Avenue NE

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Phone: 425-587-3350 

Peter Kirk Pool, 340 Kirkland Avenue

Kirkland Public Library, 308 Kirkland Avenue

  • Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Phone: 425-822-2459 

Kingsgate Library, 12315 NE 143rd Street

  • Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Phone: 425-821-7686

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