URGENT - Excessive Heat Warning issued for Sunday and Monday

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 26, 2017 / comments

[National Weather Service Sacramento CA]

...Widespread Triple Digit Heat Sunday and Monday...

.Building high pressure over the western US will bring very hot temperatures to the interior. Peak heat will occur Sunday and Monday and cause moderate to high risk for heat related illnesses.

Hazardous Weather Conditions -- Excessive Heat Warning in effect from August 27, 11:00 AM PDT until August 28, 08:00 PM PDT

* TEMPERATURE...Daytime highs will range 100 to 110 degrees for  much of the region with overnight lows in mainly in the upper  60s to mid 70s with some of the warmer foothill locations only  cooling off into the upper 70s.

* IMPACTS...Moderate to high risk of heat related illness,  especially for sensitive groups: elderly, children, sick  people, animals.

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to 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. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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.