Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley (CAZ066) California Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Excessive Heat Warning Excessive Heat Warning - Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley (California)


Updated:Thu, 13-Aug-2020 11:32am PDT
Effective:Fri, 14-Aug-2020 12:00pm PDT
Expires:Wed, 19-Aug-2020 9:00pm PDT
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Carquinez Strait and Delta; Central Sacramento Valley; Motherlode; Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Western Colusa County; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; Northern Sacramento Valley; Northern San Joaquin Valley; Southern Sacramento Valley
 
Instructions: Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.

Message summary: ...dangerous heat friday through wednesday...
.a long duration extreme heat event will impact the region from friday through wednesday and has increasing potential to continue beyond wednesday. High temperatures will be around 10 to 20 degrees above normal with highs 102 to 110 across the valley and 95 to 106 across the foothills. There will be very little to no overnight relief with minimum temperatures in the 70s to 80s across the area. Significant heat impacts are expected for the general public, especially for those sensitive to the heat, pets, and livestock.
...excessive heat warning in effect from noon friday to 9 pm pdt wednesday...
* what...dangerously hot conditions with afternoon highs 102 to 110 for the valley, and 95 to 106 for the foothills and delta. Overnight lows in the upper 60s to around 80.
* where...central valley, delta, foothills, and mountains southwestern of shasta county to western colusa county.
* when...from friday afternoon through wednesday evening.
* impacts...extreme and prolonged heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
* additional details...local rivers and streams continue to run fast. Water safety, including wearing a life jacket, should be practices when on and near the water.
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