Issued Zones: All Deserts … Kern Valleys … Low and High Deserts … Colorado River Valley and Las Vegas …
Site: Southern California Weather Force has issued a High Heat Warning effective Tuesday of this next week into the rest of the week .. .a prolonged heatwave is expected …
Date: 5/22/20 at 7:55pm PT
Forecast: As stated over at Southern California Weather Force on May 19th, the Southwest Desert would have a ridge build in with a cutoff system for southerly flow. This would up the temperatures dramatically.
Well you know it’ll be a hot one when temperatures in the higher terrain are in the 80s and 90s and with that comes Tuesday onward of this next week with temperatures over 110F for the Colorado River to Low Deserts , with High Desert coming in between 102 and 108F. This is only the start of what will be a prolonged heat event so I hope your air conditioners are working. If not, schedule an appointment before this hits. It will be what we will expect much of the Summer to be like. Bakersfield (Kern Valley) will see over 110F with this event … Use the SCWF heat model below to see the max temp projected during this heatwave …
Warning tips below
- Extreme heat can occur quickly and without warning.
- Older adults, children and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat.
- Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.
IF YOU ARE UNDER AN EXTREME HEAT WARNING:
- Find air conditioning.
- Avoid strenuous activities.
- Wear light clothing.
- Check on family members and neighbors.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
- Never leave people or pets in a closed car.
HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN EXTREME HEAT THREATENS
- Find places in your community where you can go to get cool.
- Keep your home cool:
- Cover windows with drapes or shades.
- Weather-strip doors and windows.
- Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
- Add insulation to keep the heat out.
- Use attic fans to clear hot air.
- Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.
- Learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness.
Be Safe DURING
- Never leave a child, adult or animal alone inside a vehicle on a warm day.
- Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat.
- If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
- Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
- Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it.
- Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as it could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
- Avoid high-energy activities.
- Check yourself, family members and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.
Recognize and Respond
Know the signs of heat-related illness and how to respond to it.
- Signs: Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms or legs
- Actions: Go to a cooler location. Remove excess clothing. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if cramps last more than an hour.
- Signs: Heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, fainting, nausea, vomiting
- Actions: Go to an air-conditioned place and lie down. Loosen or remove clothing. Take a cool bath. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if symptoms get worse or last more than an hour.
- Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees) taken orally
- Red, hot and dry skin with no sweat
- Rapid, strong pulse
- Dizziness, confusion or unconsciousness
- Actions: Call 9-1-1 or get the person to a hospital immediately. Cool down with whatever methods are available until medical help arrives.
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