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Update: Heat Advisory Today And Wednesday

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The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Mother Lode and the Northern San Joaquin Valley from 11 AM this morning (Tuesday) to 8 PM Wednesday. Additionally, a Heat Advisory will be in effect for the Mariposa County foothills and the Central San Joaquin Valley from 11 AM this morning (Tuesday) until 6 AM Thursday.

The expected afternoon high temperatures will range from 95 to 105 degrees. The hottest temperatures are expected today (Tuesday).

This will bring widespread areas of moderate heat to major heat risk.

There will be limited overnight relief, with low temperatures ranging from the 60s to the low 70s. Such warm overnight temperatures will keep heat stress impacts probable.

Hot temperatures can cause heat illnesses, especially for individuals without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration.

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 when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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.

Area waterways continue to run cold and fast, creating dangerous conditions for those seeking relief in rivers and lakes.

Monitor myMotherLode.com for the latest forecasts and warnings for updates.

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