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Public Urged to Take Precautions During Extremely Hot Weather

June 07, 2013

The National Weather Service is forecasting very hot weather for the interior of Northern California today and tomorrow, with temperatures well above normal climbing into triple digits.  A strong high pressure is building across the region and will result in very hot temperatures with record high temperatures likely at many locations today and Saturday.

Daytime high temperatures will be around 15 to 25 degrees above normal and will range from around 105 to 112 in the central valley to temperature in the 80s and 90s in the mountains. Overnight low temperatures will be warm, ranging from the mid 60s to mid 70s in the central valley and 50s and 60s in the mountains. Saturday will be the hottest of the two-day heat spell.

High temperatures are predicted to drop significantly on Sunday with highs in the low 90s in the foothills and valley areas and upper 70s to low to mid 80s in the mountains.

The National Weather Service advises the public to complete outdoor activities as early in the morning as possible. Limited exposure to the heat is extremely important for sensitive groups that include the elderly and small children.

Pets should be kept inside and special care should be given to keep livestock cool and hydrated. Pets and livestock are susceptible to death at these extreme temperatures.

For up-to-date- forecasts, visit the National Weather Services Northern California website at NWS.

For tips on protecting yourself, your family and your community from the dangers of extreme heat, visit the California Department of Public Health’s website on extreme heat by clicking this link: EXTREME HEAT