WeatherStorymariposajune192017Very hot weather is in the forecast for the San Joaquin Valley, foothills, and much of Kern County where an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Thursday. The hottest days will be Tuesday through Thursday when high temperatures will be between 105 and 113 degrees. Take precautions to combat the heat. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Limit outdoor strenuous activities during the hottest time of the day. Help elderly, kids & pets stay cool. Seek air-conditioned buildings. Wear loose fitting, light-colored clothing and a hat. Make sure your pets/animals have a cool area to stay.

June 19, 2017 - The National Weather Service Hanford office reports the Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until Thursday, June 22 at 11:00 P.M.

The following locations are under the warning:
West Central San Joaquin Valley-East Central San Joaquin Valley- Southwestern San Joaquin Valley-Southeastern San Joaquin Valley- Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills- Tulare County Foothills-Kern County Mountains-Indian Wells Valley- Southeastern Kern County Desert- Including the cities of Los Banos, Coalinga, Mendota, Fresno, Hanford, Lemoore, Avenal, Corcoran, Bakersfield, Visalia, Oakhurst, Mariposa, Springville, Three Rivers, Tehachapi, Lake Isabella, Ridgecrest, Rosamond, California City, Edwards AFB, and Mojave.

.EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THURSDAY...

* TEMPERATURES...
Afternoon temperatures will be between 107 and 114 degrees Monday through Thursday.

TIMING...through Thursday evening.

IMPACTS...
Prolonged exposure to these temperatures will increase the risk of heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Children, the elderly, and people with chronic respiratory ailments are the most susceptible to heat related illness. Pets, crops, and livestock may also require extra care through the hot weather.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. Shelter yourself from the hot sun if possible and schedule strenuous physical work outside to the early morning or evening hours. Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing if possible. Remain hydrated and drink plenty of water. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. Prolonged exposure to extreme heat can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Look before you lock! The temperature inside of a car on a hot day can climb to lethal levels in a matter of minutes.
Source: NWS
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