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Motherlode California (CAZ067) Alerts
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Alerts for Motherlode California  (CAZ067)
Spacer Gif Last update: August 14, 2020, 1:50 PM PDT    Spacer GifIcon key
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Effective: Fri, Aug 14, 2020 01:26pm PDT Severity: Moderate
Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2020 01:26pm PDT Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, Aug 19, 2020 09:00pm PDT Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Carquinez Strait and Delta; Central Sacramento Valley; Motherlode; Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Western Colusa County; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; Northern Sacramento Valley; Northern San Joaquin Valley; Southern Sacramento Valley
...Dangerous and Prolonged Heatwave Through Next Week...
.A long-duration and extreme heatwave will impact the region through
at least next week Wednesday. Temperatures will be around 10 to
20 degrees above normal with highs 102 to 110 across the Valley
and 95 to 107 across the foothills. Isolated locations in the
Valley may exceed 110. There will be very little to no overnight
relief with lows in the 70s to 80s across the area. Significant
heat impacts are expected for the general public, especially for
those sensitive to the heat, pets, and livestock.
* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with afternoon highs 102 to
110 for the Valley with locally hotter conditions, and 95 to 107
for the foothills and Delta. Overnight lows in the 70s to 80s.
* WHERE...Central Valley, Delta, foothills, and mountains
southwestern of Shasta County to western Colusa County.
* WHEN...From Friday afternoon through Wednesday evening.
* IMPACTS...Extreme and prolonged heat will significantly
increase the potential for heat related illnesses,
particularly for those working or participating in outdoor
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Local rivers and streams continue to run
fast. Water safety, including wearing a life jacket, should be
practiced when on and near the water.
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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. 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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