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Update: Excessive Heat Warning Issued For The Mother Lode

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The Excessive Heat Warning issued for both the Mother Lode and the Northern San Joaquin Valley, will expire at 10 PM tonight.

The Central Valley highs today are forecast to reach anywhere from 100 to 107 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service, most of the Mother Lode will see highs today ranging from 95 to 100 degrees.

Heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur due to prolonged exposure to hot temperatures. People most vulnerable include those who are spending lots of time outdoors, those who do not have air conditioning, young children, the elderly, and those with chronic ailments.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures will occur and create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. 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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 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.

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