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 Excessive Heat Watch

National Weather Service - San Joaquin Valley / Hanford, CA
Issued: Tuesday, July 24 2018 - 1:00 PM PDT
Expires: Thursday, July 26 2018 - 11:00 PM PDT
Location: Southeastern San Joaquin Valley


* TIMING...Tuesday afternoon through Thursday evening. At this time, the highest temperatures expected will be on Wednesday.

* TEMPERATURE...In the San Joaquin Valley and Kern County Mountains below 4000 feet...high temperatures will range from 103 to 108. Low temperatures in the lower 70s to low 80s. In the Kern County Desert...high temperatures will range from 105 to 115 degrees with lows between 75 and 85 degrees.

* IMPACTS...This Excessive Heat Watch includes the Sierra Foothill locations, including the Ferguson wildfire area of operations. Heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be possible. Stay hydrated and take more frequent breaks from activities. People most vulnerable include those who are spending lots of time outdoors...those who do not have air conditioning...young children...the elderly...and those with chronic ailments.


An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

 Air Quality Alert

National Weather Service - San Joaquin Valley / Hanford, CA
Issued: Saturday, July 21 2018 - 3:45 PM PDT
Expires: Monday, July 23 2018 - 3:45 PM PDT
Location: Tulare County

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Alert starting on July 17, 2018 for the foothills and mountainous areas and eastern parts of Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, and Tulare Counties due to smoke impacts from the Ferguson Fire. This Air Quality Alert is in effect until the fire is extinguished. Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems, aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections. Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant. People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctors advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality. Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions dictate. For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley Air District office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000, Bakersfield 661-381-1809 Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading the free Valley Air app, available in the Apple store or Google Play.

National Weather Service office
San Joaquin Valley / Hanford, CA

Updated: Monday, Jul 23 2018 - 4:40:12 AM PDT
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