The Hollister Police Department noted how the National Weather Service adjusted its head advisory to add Thursday to this week’s days with expected high temperatures over 100 degrees in some areas of the county.
The heat advisory is in effect for Tuesday to Thursday for some mountainous areas of San Benito County.
According to the HPD statement citing the weather service:
* TEMPERATURES…Daytime highs in the upper 90s to around 110 degrees with overnight lows in the 70s to low 80s in affected areas, especially in the higher elevations.
* TIMING…Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons with limited cooling during the overnight hours.
* IMPACTS…Prolonged heat exposure could exacerbate existing health conditions and/or cause heat illness in both healthy and vulnerable populations.
* AFFECTED AREAS: MOUNTAINS OF SAN BENITO COUNTY AND INTERIOR MONTEREY COUNTY INCLUDING PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK … SOUTHERN SALINAS VALLEY/ARROYO SECO AND LAKE SAN ANTONIO … SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. Hot temperatures will 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. 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. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned envi ronments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.