ALERT: Excessive heat warning for Paso Robles
National Weather Service warns of heat wave
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for Paso Robles from Saturday morning to Monday night.
Daily afternoon temperatures are expected to climb to between 100 and 110 degrees. Heat index values, the combination of temperature and relative humidity, are expected to range between 100 and 105 degrees each day. Warm temperatures will continue into the nighttime hours with warmest locations seeing minimum temperatures in the 70s and lower 80s.
The high temperatures will especially impact children, the elderly, and pets. People with chronic ailments are the most susceptible to heat-related illness. Be alert for heat exhaustion, dehydration, and cramps. In extreme cases heat stroke can result from prolonged exposure to these conditions.
Be prepared and take precautionary 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. Never leave children, the elderly, or pets in enclosed vehicles or closed areas, ven for a short period of time. Even if the windows are partially open, temperatures can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.
Very hot temperatures expected
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Stay in an air-conditioned room
- sSay out of the sun
- Check up on relatives and neighbors
Major west US heat wave is coming
Temperatures will be at full throttle later this week over all of the interior West, reaching dangerous levels, challenging records and elevating the wildfire threat. While many folks over the interior West are accustomed to and expect hot weather during the summer the developing pattern will take the heat to the extreme. In some cities record highs for any date throughout the year could be equaled or breached. The weather this week will favor an expanding area of sunshine and building heat over the West. As temperatures soar to record-challenging levels, dry fuel and the potential for spotty dry thunderstorms will push the wildfire threat to new areas and raise the risk in other locations.
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