Severe Weather Resources

This week, temperatures are forecast to be in the high 80s, possibly even higher in some parts of King County.

The mild Pacific Northwest climate makes us more sensitive to heat, and when it’s hot, our region sees a spike in the number of people who have serious health problems like heart attacks, stroke, and kidney failure.

Due to rising temperatures we will be activating additional indoor daytime cooling spaces in partnership with our municipal and provider partners from Tuesday, July 25th through Friday, July 29th in addition to making cooling supplies available to service providers across the county.

Below you will find locations and hours of operation across the county for cooling spaces. 

Note: We will continue to provide updates as the agency secures more locations.


Seattle Metro Statement.

King County Metro has directed operators to provide any customer a trip who is seeking respite from the heat and/or would like a ride to a cooling center.

“Metro is not waiving fares during the heat wave. However, we never make fares a barrier to people in safety situations.”

Seattle Day Centers. The following are Seattle day centers for people experiencing homelessness. These day centers remain open on their regular schedule.

  • YouthCare
    • Orion Center (1828 Yale Ave), Monday-Friday 9am-8pm (except Wednesday CLOSED from 12:45pm-3pm) / Saturday 10am-2pm youth only (ages 12 to 24)
    • UDYC (4516 15th Ave. NE) Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8am-4pm / Wednesday 8am-1pm / Sunday 9am-1pm youth only (ages 12 to 24)
    • S. Seattle 24 hours (except Wednesday CLOSED from 12:45pm-3pm) youth only (ages 12 to 24)

Seattle Cooling Sites. Regular business hours starting Saturday 7/30 for:

East King County 

Day Centers:

  • Congregations for the Homeless – Day Center (Male-identifying) Lincoln Center 515B 116th Ave NE Suite 174 Bellevue, WA 98004, 5AM – 10PM
  • Catholic Community Services – New Bethlehem Day Center (Families with Children) 11920 NE 80th St Suite 100, Kirkland, WA 98033, 10AM – 8PM
  • The Sophia Way – Sophia’s Place Day Center (Women-identifying) 3032 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004, 8AM – 3PM 

Cooling Sites. The following community centers will be offered as cooling sites.


  • South Bellevue Community Center (14509 SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA 98006) Monday – Thursday 6AM – 8PM, Friday 6AM – 7PM, Saturday 8AM – 5PM
  • Bellevue YMCA (14230 Bel Red Rd. Bellevue, WA 98007) 6AM-8PM (M-F) 8AM-3PM (S/S)

Issaquah: Issaquah Senior Center (75 N.E. Creek Way) Tuesday-Friday 8:30AM – 9PM, Saturday 8:30am – 9:00pm



  • Sammamish YMCA: 831 228th Ave SE 7AM-7PM (Saturday) 8AM-6PM (Sunday)

Emergency Shelters with Drop-in: 

  • Bellevue: Congregations for the Homeless (515B 116th Ave NE, Bellevue), for adult men, 425-496-4885, closest bus route is the 271
  • Kirkland: The Sophia Way, two locations, Helen’s Place (8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 200, Kirkland) and Sophia’s Place (3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue), women or women with children only, 425-896-7385, closest bus routes are the 239 and 250
  • Kirkland: New Bethlehem Place (8045 120th Ave NE, Suite 100, Kirkland), for families with children, 425-679-0354 
  • Redmond: Friends of Youth (16101 NE 87th ST Suite 110, Redmond), for youth and young adults, 206-236-5437

South King County 

Day Centers:

Cooling Sites: 


  • Algona Community Center – 12PM – 7PM


Seatac: SeaTac Community Center (13735 24th Ave So SeaTac, WA 98168), 10:00AM – 9PM

Burien: Burien Community Center (14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA  98166), 1PM – 7PM

Normandy Park: Normandy Park City Council Chambers (801 SW 174th Street, Normandy Park)  Tues-Friday 9AM to 8PM


  • Kent Senior Activity Center (600 E Smith St) (for seniors only), Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Kent YMCA (East Hill) (10828 SE 248th St), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Nonmembers will be restricted to lobby only) 6:00am to 8:00pm
  • Trinity Community Church (West Hill) (3708 Reith Road), Wednesday 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Trinity Community Church (West Hill) 3708 Reith Road Wednesday 12:00pm to 6:00pm


  •  Tukwila Splash and Spray (12424 42nd Ave. S.), 7 days a week 10AM-8PM
  • Foster Memorial park and Riverton Park in Tukwila have their sprinklers on for people/pets (on leashes) to walk and run through from 2-5PM Saturday/Sunday. Cascade view park is doing the same from 11-1PM and 2-5PM

Emergency Shelters with Drop-in: 

  • Auburn: Sundown Overnight Shelter (2806 Auburn Way N., Auburn), open 9:00pm nightly, Dec. 25-Jan. 2, call 253-334-4860 or 253-397-0571, closest bus route is the 271
  • Auburn: Arcadia Young Adult Shelter (932 Auburn Way S., Auburn), for youth and young adults, extended hours for daytime drop-in, overnight shelter open at 9:00pm, 253-740-7189
  • Kent: Kent HOPE (9909 Canyon Dr., Kent), for women or women with children, between 8:00am-4:00pm call 206-200-8610, after hours call the King County Family Intake Line at 206-245-1026, closest bus route is the 160/168 along Canyon Rd/E Smith St.

North King County

Lake City / North Seattle: God’s Lil’ Acre (12521 33rd Ave NE, Seattle), open Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM

Shoreline: Cooling canopy in front of Shoreline City Hall (17500 Midvale Avenue N. Shoreline, WA 98133), starting 7/28 11AM-7PM

Snoqualmie Valley


  • Snoqualmie Library 7824 Center Blvd SE in Snoqualmie, Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Snoqualmie Valley YMCA 35018 SE Ridge St on Snoqualmie Ridge, Cooling Shelter Hours: Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Anyone wishing to go past the lobby area must be 16+ and have photo ID. Local youth using the facility alone during daily teen hours must be 14.

Check the local weather forecast – the National Weather Service is the best place to get the most current weather and forecast information.

More Places to beat the heat.

Local malls (The Outlet Collection in Auburn, Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Northgate Station in Seattle), libraries, and movie theaters are all good places to cool off.

King County Library System: Most libraries will be open and can be used as cooling shelters. Check for locations and times.