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Toasty Wednesday

ZACH WEATHER

The weather pattern will be somewhat complex this week as another area of low pressure gets cut off to our southwest. Easterly flow around the low will draw in a warmer air mass from the east through Thursday. Coastal areas will warm into the 70s to low 80s with 90s-100s inland. A new trough digging out of the Gulf of Alaska will then kick out the low and cool us back down into the weekend.



*Heat Advisory*
… for the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Clara & San Benito Counties, along with the mountains and inland areas of Monterey County from 10AM Wednesday through 9PM Wednesday

Near record to record temperatures are possible on Wednesday.

Heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur due to prolonged exposure to hot temperatures. People most vulnerable include those who are spending a significant amount of time outdoors, those without air conditioning, young children, the elderly, and those with chronic ailments. Additional societal impacts due to people seeking relief by traveling from hotter inland areas to cooler coastal areas.

Daytime temperatures for inland areas are forecast to range from the 90s to 102 on Wednesday. The Santa Cruz County coast could warm to the mid-80s and lower 90s on Wednesday. Other   coastal areas should remain relatively mild (70s to around 80) compared to inland areas given light onshore flow. Significant temperature differences from the coast to a few miles inland   could drive an excessive number of persons towards the coast to seek relief from the heat. Individuals are advised to check with local authorities on potential closures of parks and beaches and be aware of any special requirements for visiting such areas. Overnight lows will range from the upper 50s to mid-60s, and even 70s in the hills, which may limit the amount of typical overnight relief from 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. ADVERTISINGADVERTISING


Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a few high clouds and a low cloud or two near the coast. Warm again on the coast with 70s-80s for highs, but hot inland with upper 80s to low 100s. We will probably see some cumulus clouds over the southern Diablos in the afternoon and there is a teeny tiny chance of a shower there as well.

Overnight: Mostly clear with a few high clouds passing through. Mild, with lows in the mid 50s for most areas, but 60s up in the hills.

Thursday: Mostly sunny skies with a few low clouds possible late in the day. A touch cooler with highs in the 60s-70s on the coast with 80s to near 100s inland.

Extended: Cooler on Friday as onshore winds increase. Seasonable, partly cloudy weather expected this coming weekend.

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This week's normal temperatures:

--COASTAL CITIES--
LOW: 51ºF
HIGH: 67ºF

--INLAND CITIES--
LOW: 47ºF
HIGH: 80ºF

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-The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for June 9th-15th calls for the likelihood of ABOVE normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.

-El Niño/La Niña STATUS: Neutral
-Forecast into Summer: Neutral
-Forecast into Winter: Trending toward La Niña

-Area drought status: Good to Abnormally Dry

Local Forecast / Weather / Weather Authority

Zach McIntyre

Zach McIntyre is the morning meteorologist at KION News Channel 5/46.

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