MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES–The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Hanford, CA has extended the Excessive Heat Warning issued earlier in the week as reported here. The warning is now expected to last until Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County desert, Sierra foothills, Yosemite Valley, Kern River Valley, and Coastal Range until 8 PM PDT Wednesday, September 7th. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot weather will occur. Heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke are likely if precautions are not taken. Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and remain in an air-conditioned room. As always, never, ever leave a child or pet in an enclosed automobile.
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 and neighbors.
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.