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Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County; Western Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING...

* Maximum Temperatures: 100 to 109 degrees.

* Locations include...Shasta Valley, Scott Valley, Klamath River valley, and Salmon River valley...including Yreka, Gazelle, Greenview, Weed, Somes Bar, Happy Camp, Seiad Valley, Klamath River, Scott Bar, Etna, and Fort Jones.

* Impacts...Limited relief from the heat this morning followed by another very hot day today will increase chances for heat related illness, especially for sensitive groups and people without access to air conditioning. Heat stress is also possible for livestock and outdoor pets.

* Timing...Some relief will finally be felt tonight as temperatures cool to more reasonable levels, and tomorrow will still be hot but not as oppressive.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.


Excessive Heat Warning

Areas Affected: Northern Sacramento Valley

NWS Sacramento (North Central California)

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Daytime highs through Wednesday of 107 to 110. Hottest temperatures are expected Wednesday. Overnight lows only dropping down into the mid 70s to lower 80s.

* IMPACTS...Long outdoor exposure may increase chances for heat related illness for sensitive groups such as children or the elderly. Outdoor animals will also have increased heat stress. Interact with us via social media www.facebook.com/nws.sacramento www.twitter.com/nwssacramento Interact with us via social media www.facebook.com/nws.sacramento www.twitter.com/nwssacramento Interact with us via social media www.facebook.com/nws.sacramento www.twitter.com/nwssacramento

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures will occur and create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air- conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.


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