... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM PDT
* heat... daily high temperatures between 100 and 110 degrees will
be common through Saturday... with heat index values near 105
degrees during the daytime hours. Minimum temperatures will be
in the mid 60s to mid 70s tonight... except near 80 in some
of the warmer foothill locations.
* Impacts... dangerous heat-related illness is possible...
especially for sensitive populations... those conducting
outdoor activities... and people without access to air
conditioning. Electricity demands will be high and power
outages are possible.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded
location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 911.
Never... ever... leave people or pets in enclosed vehicles... even
for a short period of time.
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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments.