National Weather Service Issues Excessive Heat Warning for East Bay

Record Breaking Heat Coming
Heat wave continues in Riverside County, along with poor air quality

29 August, 2017

The general rule of thumb for this Warning is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 105° or higher for at least 2 days and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75°; however, these criteria vary across the country, especially for areas not used to extreme heat conditions.

In most areas, the warning goes into effect at 10 a.m. Sunday and will remain in effect through 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Temperatures will continue to climb throughout San Diego County as a heat advisory goes into effect today.

In Ramona, the high will hit 107 on Monday, 108 on Tuesday, and 106 on Wednesday.

The heat wave, which is being caused by a "goliath" high-pressure system moving south from northern Nevada to southern Nevada, already reached San Diego County's deserts on Sunday.

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So far, Bakersfield has recorded 18 days in August with temperatures 100 degree or higher, according to National Weather Service statistics.

Dangerously hot weather is expected in the majority of the Bay Area. Beaches will be under a similar advisory from Monday morning through Tuesday evening.

This weekend's weather is expected to exacerbate wildfires burning across Oregon, National Weather Service meteorologist Laurel McCoy said.

The weather service reminded residents to never leave kids or pets unattended in cars; drink more water than usual and avoid alcohol, sugar and caffeine; wear light colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat outdoors to keep your head and body cooler; and take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Highs will hover around the 100 degree mark for the remainder of the week.

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