Courtesy of San Benito County with information from National Weather Service:
Prolonged Period of Potentially Dangerous Heat Saturday through Monday across Interior Portions of the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast… .High pressure builds over California, deteriorating the marine layer and building the next long duration heat for the region over the Labor Day weekend. Temperatures will be begin to warm Friday, before robust warming on Saturday. Hottest temperatures are forecast to be on Sunday and Monday. Coastal areas will see high temperatures in the upper-70s and 80s, with interior locations in the 100s, with maximum temperatures near 115. Record temperatures are possible, with some of the hottest temperatures expected this year. With no help from the marine layer, drier conditions are forecast. Little relief is expected from overnight low temperatures as they will remain in the 60s. Temperatures will begin to decrease on Tuesday, but still remain warm around the region.
* WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures in the upper 90s to 110s, with maximum temperatures of 115 possible in interior locations. Overnight low temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s, with higher elevations remaining in the 80s.
* WHERE…Interior San Francisco Bay Area, Interior Central Coast.
* WHEN…From 11 AM Saturday to 9 PM PDT Monday.
* IMPACTS…Heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur due to prolonged exposure to hot temperatures. People most vulnerable include those who are spending a significant amount of time outdoors, those without air conditioning, young children, the elderly, and those with chronic ailments. Additional societal impacts due to people seeking relief by traveling from hotter inland areas to cooler coastal areas.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…High pressure over the region will keep a stagnant air pattern in place. With wildfires still burning around the region, smoke and haze will still be around the region. Additionally these temperatures that are forecast for the weekend have the potential to be record breaking and the hottest temperatures experienced this year.
* AFFECTED AREAS: EAST BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS … MOUNTAINS OF SAN BENITO COUNTY AND INTERIOR MONTEREY COUNTY INCLUDING PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK … SOUTHERN SALINAS VALLEY/ARROYO SECO AND LAKE SAN ANTONIO … NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS … SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST … NORTH BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS … SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS … SANTA CLARA VALLEY INCLUDING SAN JOSE … EAST BAY HILLS AND THE DIABLO RANGE
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 9 1 1.