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Posted on: September 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Excessive Heat Warning

Excessive Heat Warning Map

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning.

Prolonged Period of Potentially Dangerous Heat Saturday through Monday.

The next long duration heat for the region will be over the Labor Day weekend. Temperatures will be begin to warm Friday, before robust warming on Saturday. Hottest temperatures are forecast to be on Sunday and Monday. Coastal areas will see high temperatures in the upper-70s and 80s, with interior locations in the 100s, with maximum temperatures near 115. Record temperatures are possible, with some of the hottest temperatures expected this year. With no help from the marine layer, drier conditions are forecast. Little relief is expected from overnight low temperatures as they will remain in the 60s. Temperatures will begin to decrease on Tuesday, but still remain warm around the region.

To avoid power outages, we can do our part now to save energy:
Pre-cool your home overnight and in the early morning at 72° and, from 3"00 P.M.-10.00 P.M. set your A/C at 78° or higher and avoid using major appliances.

Temperatures will increase once again  early next week with a second peak in the heat anticipated to  arrive Tuesday into Wednesday. These prolonged hot  temperatures will lead to an increased risk of heat related  impacts.


  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • stay in an air-conditioned room
  • stay out of the sun
  • check up on relatives and neighbors
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances
  • Watch for hot pavements when walking dogs

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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