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Mother Lode Heat Advisory Today

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The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Mother Lode today from 9 AM through 10 PM.

A strong ridge of high pressure will bring temperatures up to around ten to fifteen degrees above average. While conditions will remain warm through the middle of the week, today is expected to be the hottest day of the week.

Widespread readings of one hundred to one hundred six degrees are likely during the afternoon, which may impact those who are more sensitive to exposure to the heat.

Prolonged exposure to the hot weather may increase the chances for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The most vulnerable population includes the elderly, children, those without effective cooling systems or adequate hydration, and outdoor workers.

A Heat Advisory means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected and will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. 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.

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