Excessive Heat Watch issued August 12 at 5:02AM PDT until August 16 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS Sacramento
Carquinez Strait and Delta; Central Sacramento Valley; Motherlode; Northern San Joaquin Valley; Southern Sacramento Valley
...Dangerous Heat Possible Over the Weekend...
.Temperatures are forecast to warm over the next several days,
bringing a prolonged period of triple digit heat to the Central
Valley, foothills, and Delta this the weekend and possibly into
next week. The weekend is expected to be very hot, with highs 100
to 108 across the Valley. There will be moderate to very high heat
risk during this time, which could impact the general population,
especially those who will be spending an extended time outdoors.
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...
* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with afternoon highs 100 to
108 for the Valley, and 95 to 103 for the foothills and Delta.
Overnight lows in the upper 60s to around 80.
* WHERE...Central and Southern Sacramento Valley, Delta,
Northern San Joaquin Valley and Motherlode Counties.
* WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.
* IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and
heat stroke can occur due to prolonged exposure to hot
temperatures, even to the general population. People most
vulnerable include those who spend lots of time outdoors,
those without air conditioning, young children, the elderly
and those with chronic illness.
Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this
situation. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-
conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.