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Excessive Heat Warning
updated: Jul 01, 2013, 8:49 AM

Source: Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management

Advisory: OEM at Duty Officer status; Heat Warning for mountains and San Marcos Pass in effect.

Excessive Heat Warning URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 203 AM PDT MON JUL 1 2013 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA THROUGH TUESDAY...IT WILL REMAIN HOT ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY...WITH LITTLE RELIEF EVEN DURING THE NIGHTTIME HOURS. RECORD OR NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY. THERE WILL BE AN INCREASE IN MOISTURE WHICH WILL RESULT IN MUGGY CONDITIONS IN SOME AREAS. THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY WILL EXPERIENCE JUST ENOUGH COOLING TO REMAIN UNDER HEAT WARNING CRITERIA...HOWEVER THERE WILL BE LOCAL HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 DEGREES IN THE WESTERN PORTION OF THE VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS- LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAN MARCOS PASS.. SAN RAFAEL WILDERNESS AREA...DICK SMITH WILDERNESS AREA..LOCKWOOD VALLEY...MOUNT PINOS...ACTON...MOUNT WILSON...SANDBERG 203 AM PDT MON JUL 1 2013 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT TUESDAY.. * TEMPERATURES AND HEAT INDEX...AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB TO BETWEEN 100 AND 108 DEGREES AT ELEVATIONS BELOW 4500 FEET. HEAT INDEX VALUES (COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURE AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY) WILL EXCEED 100 DEGREES EACH DAY. HIGHER MOUNTAIN ELEVATIONS WILL ALSO SEE TEMPERATURES APPROACH RECORD LEVELS WITH TEMPERATURES WELL INTO THE 80S AND 90S. VERY WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE INTO THE NIGHTTIME HOURS...WITH WARMEST LOCATIONS SEEING MINIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S TO LOWER 80S.

* IMPACTS...CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY...AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC AILMENTS ARE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS. HEAT EXHAUSTION...CRAMPS...OR IN EXTREME CASES HEAT STROKE CAN RESULT FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THESE CONDITIONS. PEOPLE SHOULD AVOID STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES...INCLUDING HIKING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING...DURING THE WARMEST PARTS OF THE DAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.. 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 911. ALSO...NEVER...EVER LEAVE CHILDREN..THE ELDERLY OR PETS IN ENCLOSED VEHICLES...EVEN FOR A SHORTPERIOD OF TIME. EVEN IF THE WINDOWS ARE PARTIALLY OPEN..TEMPERATURES CAN QUICKLY RISE TO LIFE-THREATENING LEVELS.

Residents are reminded to use extreme caution when engaged in outdoor activities during the holiday week due to high fire hazard in the area, and remember that to use fireworks in safe and authorized areas during 4th of July festivities. Check with your local city and county fire officials for authorized locations.

 

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