The Heat Advisory issued for the Mother Lode concludes tonight at 11 PM.
According to the National Weather Service, high temperatures in the Mother Lode will continue to be well into the 90’s to 105 degrees, with very warm temperatures in the mountains.
This heat event has increased heat related illnesses for those who are exposed to prolonged heat, especially the elderly, children and other sensitive groups without air conditioning.
There has also heat stress to livestock with only limited relief from the heat during the overnight hours.
The Sierra Nevada waterways are running very cold and fast, increasing the risk for hypothermia and the probability for water rescues.
Cooler temperatures are expected on Sunday.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Very hot temperatures can create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. 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 the 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. 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.