Southeastern San Joaquin Valley

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Excessive Heat Watch

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on July 27, 2018
Statement as of 11:31 am PDT on July 20, 2018

... Excessive heat watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Thursday evening...

The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued an excessive
heat watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Thursday evening.

* Timing... Tuesday afternoon through Thursday evening. At this
time, the highest temperatures expected will be on Tuesday and
Wednesday.

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

* Impacts... heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and
heat stroke will be possible. 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...

An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and
high humidity will combine to create a dangerous 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.





Air Quality Alert

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on July 21, 2018
Statement as of 3:53 PM PDT on July 20, 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

353 PM PDT Fri Jul 20 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


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