URGENT WEATHER MESSAGE -- Heat Advisory --

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 18, 2019 / comments

[National Weather Service] ...Brief period of hot weather northern and central Sacramento Valley today...

A strong ridge of high pressure will bring temperatures up to around 10 to 15 degrees above average. While conditions will remain warm through mid-week, today is expected to be the hottest day of the week. Widespread readings of 100 to 106 degrees are likely during the afternoon which may impact those who are more\ sensitive to exposure to the heat.

Sacramento Valley-Motherlode-

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM PDT THIS EVENING..

* TEMPERATURE...Highs 100 to 106 degrees.

* IMPACTS...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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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