BEWARE: Heatwave to Continue Throughout the Weekend

June 17, 2017 10:00 am · 10 comments

Bay Area residents living inland are being warned to protect themselves from the heat, as triple-digit temperatures are expected today, Sunday and Monday, National Weather Services officials said today.

Weather officials issued a heat advisory because of the potential for dangerous heat, which could cause heat-related illnesses.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air-conditioned areas, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and friends.

People exposed to the forecasted heat, especially after recent unseasonably cool temperatures, will be at an increased risk of heat-related illnesses.

The risk will be greater for vulnerable residents such as young children, the elderly, people with chronic illnesses or disabilities, pregnant women and people who are socially isolated.

Weather officials said pets, crops and livestock may need extra care.

The hot weather also could mean an increased risk for wildfires.

Residents and visitors who go to the beach to escape the heat should be careful about the temperature of the ocean, which could cause hypothermia.

MoJo June 17, 2017 at 10:17 AM
MoJo June 17, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Has Mark Desaulnier issued a statement regarding this global warming weather catastrophe yet?

O.G. June 17, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Easier said than done, not everybody has an air conditioner. What does one do with a pet cat on a hot day and no A/C? My poor little cat can’t take off her fur coat, God forgot to put a zipper on it. I will not go out and leaver alone on a hot day either.

Star Lord June 17, 2017 at 11:26 AM

@ #4

I used to live at a place with two long hair cats and no a/c in Concord. We’d freeze large water bottles and place them in front of a fan on the ground. Both cats would just lay on the floor in front of them. It seemed to help a bit.

Other June 17, 2017 at 11:31 AM

#4, You go and buy a room or window unit.

Raquel SantaBarbara June 17, 2017 at 12:19 PM

#4, Great idea and works for our bunnies and dogs too! Regarding our pets, please don’t take them out on a hot day for a walk, run, etc. I see people walking (dragging) their dogs around on hot days, especially at public events. OMG, they are wearing a fur coat! And if the pavement is too hot for the soles of OUR feet, it’s too hot for their pads.Do you really think your dog is enjoying that? Think about your pet, not YOURSELF!

marinemom June 17, 2017 at 12:39 PM

Please check up on your elderly neighbors sometimes they wont use the AC because it cost too much.

Shoulda Coulda June 17, 2017 at 12:50 PM

@ O.G.

Cats have lived in smokin’ hot Egypt
for thousands of years with no A/C.
Lions flourish in the heat of Africa.
Tigers do well in the tropical jungles.
Skunks, possums and squirrels have
fur coats and seem to tolerate the heat.
It’s only humans that panic when the
temperature rises. Get one of those
hairless cats if you are so stressed
out by a hot day. Just like us, our pets
will be ok as long as they have water
and shade. 💦☀️As they say –
Only mad dogs and Englishman go out
in the noonday sun.

nytemuvr June 17, 2017 at 1:32 PM

@O.G. #3
I shave my cats for the summer, great summertime entertainment!…now I’m off to the ER to get stiched up.

Mary Fouts June 17, 2017 at 9:13 PM

This heatwave is profound, as if mid-August weather, and this after unseasonably cool weather. 9:06 pm now, my backyard weather station in south PH reads 83.4 degrees, 45% humidity. Not one stitch of breeze in air. It’s going to be a brutal next week or so, particularly for those who lack air conditioning.

My backyard weather station recorded a high of 108.1 degrees today at 5:01 PM.

Eat well, and stay hydrated everyone. Slow cookers, or equivalent setting in your oven, rule for wonderful cooking in hot weather patterns such as this.

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