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Excessive heat warning for North County will continue until Thursday 


–An excessive heat warning went into effect from 11 a.m. on Friday morning and has been extended until 9 p.m. on Thursday. Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures of up to 112 are expected, according to the National Weather Service.

They advise that extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

Weather Underground forecast

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National Weather Service announcement

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures between 100 and 112 degrees expected, except 116 across the Salinas River Valley on Tuesday. Hottest overall on Tuesday.

* WHERE…San Luis Obispo County Interior Valleys, Cuyama Valley and San Luis Obispo County Mountains.

* WHEN…Until 9 PM PDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.

See related tips for saving energy during the heatwave.



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