Valley Heat Advisory In Effect Starting Tuesday


  • WHAT…High temperatures of 100 to 108 are expected in the valleys with very warm high temperatures in the 90s over many of the mountains.
  • WHERE…In California, Central and Southern Siskiyou County. This includes the Shasta Valley and the communities of Yreka, Mount Shasta, Dunsmuir and McCloud. In Oregon, Eastern Curry County and Josephine County, Jackson County and Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades. This includes the Rogue, Applegate and Illinois Valleys and the communities of Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Ruch and Applegate.
  • WHEN…From noon Tuesday to 11 PM Wednesday.
  • IMPACTS…Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The hottest temperatures are expected on Tuesday. Then warm overnight low temperatures are likely Tuesday night with additional hot daytime temperatures on Wednesday. Smoke from area fires may limit how hot temperatures get for some areas, especially near and downwind of the Rum Creek fire.
  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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

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