Snoqualmie, North Bend offer cooling centers this week

Snoqualmie and North Bend are each offering three cooling center locations over the next few days as the region is expected to experience another heat wave.

The National Weather Service is forecasting excessive heat from noon Wednesday through Saturday evening. Highs are expected to reach the mid to upper 90s between Thursday and Saturday. Snoqualmie Valley Transportation will provide rides to centers Monday through Friday for $1 per ride.

Snoqualmie locations:

Snoqualmie Fire Station: 37600 Snoqualmie Pkwy. Wednesday afternoon through Sunday morning.

Snoqualmie Library: 7824 Center Blvd SE. Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 8; Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5.

Snoqualmie Valley YMCA: 35018 SE Ridge St. Wednesday and Thursday, 5 a.m to 8; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3.

Masks will be required at the fire station and library. The YMCA location will require a photo ID for all those 16 or older.

North Bend locations:

North Bend Library: 115 E 4th St. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5.

Mt. Si Senior Center (for residents 50 and older) : 411 Main Ave S. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4.

North Bend City Hall: 920 SE Cedar Falls Way. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30; Friday, 8:30am to noon.

Other heat news

The heat will also impact trash pick-up and the farmers market in North Bend this week.

Due to the heat, garbage collection will begin at 6 a.m. Aug.12 and 13. Attempts will be made to service all residents, but if the heat becomes a safety concern, some routes may not be completed. If residents are missed, they may put out double their normal amount of trash during the next collection.

The farmers market on Thursday, Aug. 12, has been canceled due to the heat. The market will resume operation on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 4 p.m. to 8.