June 15, 2021 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Nevada foothills, Coastal Range, and the Fort Tejon region of the Kern County mountains from 10:00 A.M. Thursday through 8:00 P.M. Saturday.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures 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.
Excessive Heat Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Hanford CA 1116 AM PDT Tue Jun 15 2021 West Side Hills-San Joaquin Confluence-Merced and Madera- Western San Joaquin Valley-Foggy Bottom-Fresno-Tulare County- Southern Kings County-Western San Joaquin Valley in Kern County- Eastern San Joaquin Valley in Kern County-Bakersfield- Central Sierra Foothills-Southern Sierra Foothills-Fort Tejon- Including the cities of Avenal, Coalinga, San Luis Reservoir, Los Banos, Mendota, Merced, Madera, Atwater, Lemoore Station, Five Points, Kettleman City, Hanford, Lemoore, Corcoran, Fresno, Goshen, Visalia, Tulare, Porterville, Alpaugh, Wasco, Shafter, Delano, Bakersfield, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Squaw Valley, Auberry, North Fork, Mariposa, Springville, Three Rivers, Frazier Park, Grapevine, and Lebec 1116 AM PDT Tue Jun 15 2021 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THURSDAY TO 8 PM PDT SATURDAY... * WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures of 102 to 112 degrees. Low temperatures in the larger urban areas such as Fresno and Bakersfield will be within a couple degrees of 80. * WHERE...Central and Southern San Joaquin Valley, Coastal Range, and southern Sierra Nevada foothills. * WHEN...From 10 AM Thursday to 8 PM PDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.Source: NWS