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Posted on: October 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Heat Advisory & Red Flag Warning

Bay Area Map showing Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory Warning from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday October 1, 2020.

High temperatures are forecast to range from 15 to 25 degrees above normal today for most urban locations. Temperatures in the low 90s to low 100s are expected, with the hottest inland areas pushing to 105. Near record to record-breaking temperatures are forecasted.

RED FLAG WARNING now in effect from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to 6:00 a.m. Saturday for breezy northerly winds and critically dry conditions.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

A Spare The Air Alert is in effect through Friday. Smoke from wildfires is expected to lead to unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area through Friday. Wood Burning is banned.

A Statewide Flex Alert has also been issued between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

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, turn off all unnecessary lights and avoid using major appliances.


  • 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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