Southeastern San Joaquin Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 7:55 PM PDT Jul. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat watch remains 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... in the San Joaquin Valley and Kern County
mountains below 4000 feet... high temperatures will range from
103 to 108. Low temperatures in the lower 70s to low 80s. In
the Kern County desert... high temperatures will range from 105
to 115 degrees with lows between 75 and 85 degrees.

* Impacts... this excessive heat watch 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...

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.



Molina



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