Temperatures soaring into the triple digits have prompted the issuance of a heat advisory by the National Weather Service in Sacramento.
The heat advisory remains in effect from noon Tuesday, May 24 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. Afternoon temperatures from 95 to 105 are forecast with the hottest day expected on Wednesday. Overnight lows will range from 65 to 75. Portions of the Sacramento Valley, Carquinez Strait and Delta, Northern San Joaquin Valley and Northeast Foothills will be impacted.
Widespread moderate, to locally high, heat risk will occur. Heat-related illnesses will be possible, especially for groups that are sensitive to the heat.
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 9-1-1.
Also, a small craft advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 with southwest winds 10 to 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots expected. This advisory is in effect for the San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, the West Delta and the San Francisco Bay north of the Bay Bridge. Conditions will be hazardous to small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.