Western Siskiyou County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 5:32 AM PDT Jul. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this
evening...

* maximum temperatures: 100 to 109 degrees.

* Minimum temperatures: 66 to 74 degrees.

* Locations include... Shasta Valley, Scott Valley, Klamath River
valley, and Salmon River Valley... including Yreka, Gazelle,
Greenview, Weed, Somes Bar, Happy Camp, Seiad Valley, Klamath
River, Scott Bar, Etna, and Fort Jones.

* Impacts... limited relief from the heat this morning followed by
another very hot day today will increase chances for heat
related illness, especially for sensitive groups and people
without access to air conditioning. Heat stress is also possible
for livestock and outdoor pets.

* Timing... some relief will finally be felt tonight as
temperatures cool to more reasonable levels, and tomorrow will
still be hot but not as oppressive.

* View the hazard area in detail at
https://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/mfr/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the
sunshine, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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.