Excessive Heat Warning in Effect Today Throughout Mendocino County

The following is information published by the National Weather Service:


* WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with maximum afternoon
temperatures from 95 to 105.

* WHERE…Northwestern Mendocino Interior, Northeastern
Mendocino Interior, Southeastern Mendocino Interior, Northern
Lake County and Southern Lake County Counties.

* WHEN…Until 8 PM PDT this evening.

* IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase
the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those
working or participating in outdoor activities.

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.

Heat Index (HI) values forecast to meet or exceed locally defined warning criteria for at least two days (Typical values: 1) Maximum daytime HI>=105°F north to 110°F south and 2) Minimum nighttime lows >=75°F).

Note: The Excessive Heat Warning/Heat Advisory criteria is highly variable in different parts of the country due to climate variability and the effect of excessive heat on the local population.

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