MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Hanford, CA is reporting that excessive heat is expected through the San Joaquin Valley and Lower Sierra foothills throughout the week of 8.29.2022 and the Labor Day Holiday weekend.
An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Lower Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River Valley, and Coastal Range from late Wednesday morning through Monday evening. An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot weather is expected. Heat related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and remain in an air-conditioned room.
Near record heat is expected in the San Joaquin Valley Sunday and Labor Day. High temperatures will approach 110 degrees in parts of the San Joaquin Valley both Sunday and Labor Day.
Excessive heat is expected in the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Lower Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River Valley, and Coastal Range Thursday through Saturday. An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect from late Wednesday morning through Monday evening. High temperatures in the San Joaquin Valley each afternoon Thursday through Saturday will be 104 to 109 degrees.
Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
Warm overnight lows can make those susceptible to heat illness at higher risk.
Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives
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.