...Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 PM PDT this evening...
* heat index...heat index values between 102 and 110 degrees are expected late this morning through the early evening hours heat index values represent how hot it really feels when relative humidity is factored in with actual air temperature.
* Impacts...the combination of heat and humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible... especially for the elderly and youth.
Never...ever...leave people or pets in enclosed vehicles...even for a short period of time with the windows cracked open.
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.
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 911.