Southeastern San Joaquin Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 5:08 AM PDT Jul. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory in effect from 1 PM Tuesday to 11 PM PDT
Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM Tuesday to 11 PM PDT
Thursday. The excessive heat watch is no longer in effect.


* Timing... Tuesday afternoon through Thursday evening. Highest
temperatures will occur on Wednesday.

* Temperature... high temperatures will range from 103 to 108. Low
temperatures in the lower 70s to low 80s.

* Impacts... this heat advisory includes the Sierra foothill
locations, including the Ferguson wildfire area of operations.
Heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke
will be possible. Stay hydrated and take more frequent breaks
from activities. People most vulnerable include those who are
spending lots of time outdoors... those who do not have air
conditioning... Young children... the elderly... and those with
chronic ailments.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned
room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and
neighbors.

   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 9 1 1.






Air Quality Alert
Issued: 3:45 PM PDT Jul. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district issued an
air quality alert starting on July 17, 2018 for the foothills and
mountainous areas and eastern parts of Stanislaus, Merced,
Madera, Fresno, and Tulare counties due to smoke impacts from the
Ferguson fire.

This air quality alert is in effect until the fire is
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctors
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
air district office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-381-1809

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free valley air app, available in the apple store or google
play.


Andersen

345 PM PDT Sat Jul 21 2018

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district issued an
air quality alert starting on July 17, 2018 for the foothills and
mountainous areas and eastern parts of Stanislaus, Merced,
Madera, Fresno, and Tulare counties due to smoke impacts from the
Ferguson fire.

This air quality alert is in effect until the fire is
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctors
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
air district office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-381-1809

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free valley air app, available in the apple store or google
play.


Andersen