Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

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Source: National Weather Service

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING and dry/windy conditions expected for Santa Barbara County Monday thru Thursday, including along the coast. Sundowner-type winds will be possible. Take extra precautions to stay cool, safe and alert.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MONDAY TO 8 PM PDT THURSDAY

* HIGH TEMPERATURES...91-101, except 80s cooler beaches. Hottest Tuesday and Wednesday.

* LOW TEMPERATURES...65-70.

* Impacts...Increased potential for serious heat-related illnesses, especially for the young and elderly, those performing outdoor activities, as well as those without access to air conditioning. Increased potential for power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency - call 911.


Source: Public Health Department

PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT URGES CAUTION DURING EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for parts of Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas beginning Monday, July 23rd and lasting through Thursday, July 26th. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is urging residents to take the necessary safety measures to avoid heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Community members are strongly encouraged to take the following precautions whenever temperatures are on the rise:

• Take care of those who might not be aware of the danger or be able to react accordingly – especially the elderly, young children, and pets. Check on your neighbors.

• Wear appropriate clothing. Lightweight, light-colored, loose fitting clothing works best.

• Drink plenty of cool, non-alcoholic beverages, especially those without sugar or caffeine. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. If you have fluid restrictions from your doctor, ask to see how much you should drink while the weather is hot.

• Limit outdoor activity. Try to schedule outdoor activities during the cooler parts of the day, like morning and evening hours. Be sure to wear sunscreen and rest often.

• Take regular breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned room. A few hours in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler. Taking a cool shower or bath can help too.

• If you do not have air‐conditioning, arrange to spend at least parts of the day in a public library, movie theater, or other public space that is cool.

• For those who work outside, be sure to take frequent rest breaks in a shaded area or air-conditioned room, if possible. Stay hydrated and take action by moving to a cooler space if you feel signs of heat exhaustion.

• Know the signs of heat exhaustion. If someone becomes dizzy, nauseated, or sweats heavily, find a cooler location for him or her immediately.

• Know the signs of heat stroke. Heat stroke is much more serious than heat exhaustion. The symptoms are similar to heat exhaustion, but also include hot, flushed skin. With heat stroke, the person often stops sweating and the skin will be unusually dry. If heat stroke is a possibility, call 911 immediately. Heat stroke is life threatening!

• Do not leave children (and pets) unattended in vehicles. It only takes a matter of minutes on a relatively mild day for a vehicle to reach deadly temperatures.

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a-1544996920 Jul 23, 2018 08:52 AM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

"Use caution with electric fans: Electric fans can trick the body into thinking it’s cooler than it actually is and can do more harm than good, especially for older adults.+++The CDC recommends+++ using electric fans only when the temperature is below 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Above 90 degrees, use an air conditioner to cool down."

a-1544996920 Jul 23, 2018 01:50 PM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

Really?! WTHeck?!? I've lived with a fan on for the past 2 weeks. I get the feeling it uses less power than AC. Anything that changes temp (AC, freezer fridge, heater) uses more energy than any other appliance! I think CDC is referring to unhealthy elders, and/or those unable to express their needs. Yes, we got a wall unit for our elderly mother. Ran the fan about 24/7 also.

a-1544996920 Jul 23, 2018 08:05 AM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

Day 1, Santa Barbara Heat Wave, 8am temps, Monday 23 July: 89 degrees Winchester Gun Club, 81 Painted Cave, 75 San Marcos Pass, 84 Toro Canyon, 79 at 200 E. Mountain Dr., 78 West Mesa lowland. https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap?radar=1

a-1544996920 Jul 23, 2018 07:56 AM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

Magenta, the color used for the National Weather Service map showing Excessive Heat Warning for Santa Barbara. The definition they use for magenta: "Very high risk for entire population due to long duration heat, with little to no relief overnight".

a-1544996920 Jul 22, 2018 04:52 PM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

National Weather Service, July 22, 2018, for 93110: Tonight--Mostly clear, with a low around 69. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Monday--Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. North wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Monday Night-- Mostly clear, with a low around 68. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Tuesday-- Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Tuesday Night--Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Wednesday--Sunny and hot, with a high near 104. Wednesday Night--Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Thursday--Sunny, with a high near 95.

a-1544996920 Jul 22, 2018 03:25 PM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

The headline should read “Excessive Temperature Warning Begins Monday.” Heat and temperature are not the same thing. Heat is measured in BTU or Joules, and depends on mass. Temperature is measured in Deg F or Deg C, and is independent of mass.

a-1544996920 Jul 22, 2018 10:01 AM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

"URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA...935 AM PDT Sun Jul 22 2018; ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS AND SOUTH COAST DUE TO GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS, LOW HUMIDITIES, AND HOT TEMPERATURES..."

a-1544996920 Jul 22, 2018 12:05 AM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

If you're not working, by choice or not, sleep in the afternoon and do stuff at night. Not commercial stuff, working or buying, because nothing is open late. But laundry and other stuff that requires energy. Damm I've had one night without fan? Buy eyedrops! And skin lotion. Siesta when you can. Oh, wet shirt in front of fan and ice packs or towels in the freezer. Hope you can buy and store ice from a store. Are there still cooler chests for sale? What can I say, I'm spoiled, grew up here. It wasn't this hot this often.

a-1544996920 Jul 21, 2018 07:33 PM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

Dear Senior Citizens: Remember our days of “sit-ins” to protest? How about we do “sit-ins” in air-conditioned buildings, Monday-Thursday next week? Take your chair this time, sitting on the floor is waaaaay over.

a-1544996920 Jul 22, 2018 01:56 AM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

Is this supposed to be satire? Or real advice? Guess I can't read /sarcasm. lol. As long as I have water & electricity, I can get through a heat wave; I worry about the threat of fire and the firefighters. And those who live in fire-prone areas, who I hope some of which occasionally rethink their location. Hoping the best for all!

a-1544996920 Jul 21, 2018 12:07 PM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

This is exactly we don't need more of here in the Santa Ynez Valley. Ugh It looks like it might be go-to-the-movies to sit in the cool, dark theater during the daytime.

a-1544996920 Jul 21, 2018 08:57 AM
Excessive Heat Warning Begins Monday

Warning: National Weather Service. Santa Barbara County South Coast- Including the cities of Santa Barbara, Montecito, and Carpinteria.154 AM PDT Sat Jul 21 2018 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM MONDAY TO 8 PM PDT THURSDAY... * HIGH TEMPERATURES...91-101, except 80s cooler beaches. Hottest Tuesday and Wednesday. * LOW TEMPERATURES...65-70. * Impacts...Increased potential for serious heat-related illnesses, especially for the young and elderly, those performing outdoor activities, as well as those without access to air conditioning. Increased potential for power outages.

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