Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Excessive Heat Warning
Statement as of 7:54 AM PDT on September 16, 2014

...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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

Record Report
Statement as of 05:22 PM PDT on September 15, 2014

...Prelimindary record high temperatures set today in southwestern California...

a record high temperature of 96 degrees was set at Sandberg CA today. This breaks the old record of 95 set in 1995.

A record high temperature of 90 degrees was set at Camarillo today. This ties the old record of 90 set in 2012.

A record high temperature of 107 degrees was set at Woodland Hills today. This breaks the old record of 106 set in 1989.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 6:15 am PDT on September 16, 2014

...Record high temperatures possible today...

Hot weather will continue across much of southwestern California today...especially away from the coast. The following are some daily records and the year during which they occurred at selected locations in southwestern California.

Location record for (year) Sep 16

Downtown l.A. 103 (1909) Long Beach ap 99 (1966) ucla 98 (1939) Burbank ap 105 (1984) Woodland Hills 109 (2000) Lancaster ap 104 (1951) Palmdale ap 103 (1971) Sandberg 94 (2000) Camarillo ap 91 (1958) Santa Barbara ap 90 (1979)