Submitted by Lewis County Division of Emergency Management 

A list of Lewis County “Cooling Center Locations” can be found below. These locations are public buildings with air conditioning that are open to the general public that may not have other alternatives to avoid the heat.

The Salvation Army
303 N. Gold St, Centralia
Hours of Operation:
Friday, Saturday, Monday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Centralia Open Bible Church
902 Alder St., Centralia
Hours of Operation:
Saturday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Lewis County Gospel Mission
72 SW Chehalis Ave., Chehalis
Hours of Operation:
Friday and Monday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Timberland Regional Library
Centralia: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Chehalis: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mountain View (Randle): 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Packwood: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Salkum: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Winlock: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Southwest Washington Fairgrounds
Expo Hall
Hours of Operation:
SUNDAY ONLY: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Winlock City Hall
323 NE First St., Winlock
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday: 8:30 a.m .– 6 p.m.

Contact Phil Congdon at 360.498.5337 if interested in utilizing the cooling center locations.

For more information on how to protect yourself and your pets from the heat, please visit:

Heat Wave Lewis County

The National Weather Service is predicting record-breaking heat with temperatures over 100 degrees Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and continuing in the 90s into next week. Needless to say, we’re not used to this kind of weather in Lewis County. People’s reaction to this kind of heat varies depending on many factors including their age, lifestyle, and the amount of heat they are exposed to. The attached chart contains accurate information on what to look for and what to do for heat-related illnesses ranging from mild to life-threatening.

Stay weather aware. If you don’t already have a favorite weather app on your smartphone, you can get real-time information at:

  • https://weather.gov – type in your zip code to get local information and forecasts
  • weather.wsu.edu – click on the Chehalis link to see real-time readings at the Chehalis airport
  • NOAA Weather Radio
    • Transmitter WXM62 broadcasts at 162.475 Mhz from Capitol Peak in Thurston County. Its coverage area spans the western half of Lewis County.
    • Transmitter WZ2502 broadcasts at 162.425 MHz from Randle and covers parts of eastern Lewis County.
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