Update: Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Sunday
The Excessive Heat Warning issued for the Mother Lode, the Central Sierra Nevada Foothills, the western slope of the Northern Sierra Nevada and the Northern San Joaquin Valley has been extended until 8 PM Sunday evening.
According to the National Weather Service, dangerously hot conditions are forecast during this time period with afternoon high temperatures ranging from 101 to 112.
High pressure over the west continues to result in very hot daytime temperatures this weekend. The hot afternoon temperatures, combined with warm overnight lows, continues to lead to widespread high to very high heat risk.
Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
During the heat event, 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 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. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.