HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 11 PM MONDAY…
- WHAT…Elevated risk for heat related illness with hot temperatures ranging from 98 to 105 degrees expected. A few locations may see temperatures reach up to 110 degrees.
- WHERE…West Side Valleys in southern Oregon and northern California. This includes the Rogue, Illinois, Applegate, Lower Klamath River, and Shasta Valleys. This also includes some higher elevations as well, including on Interstate 5 around Siskiyou Summit.
- WHEN…From 10 AM to 11 PM Monday.
- IMPACTS…Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.
- ADDITIONAL DETAILS….The hottest temperatures are forecast to occur in the Lower Klamath River Valley near Happy Camp. Temperatures near Siskiyou Summit will be in the upper 80s to mid 90s, which is considerable considering the higher elevation.
- Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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 if experiencing symptoms.