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Heat, Heat, and more Heat

Getting hotter with heat and fire risk! People sensitive to the heat should use caution and practice heat safety. The entire central coast will be sunny, hot and dry through the weekend. High pressure will continue to build and dominate the central coast weather through Saturday. No records are expected but we’ll want to be alert for heat risk and fire risk, especially inland. Peak heat will be today with a Heat Advisory in place for much of the local region. Cooler onshore winds will arrive for late weekend so expect changes by Sunday.

***Heat Advisory***

* WHEN...From 11 AM Thursday to 11 PM PDT Friday.

WHERE...Monterey Bay coastal region including the cities of
Monterey and Santa Cruz, and Carmel Valley, the Northern
Salinas Valley, and the Hollister Valley.

Also remaining for the Santa Cruz Mountains, particularly the San Lorenzo
Valley along the Hwy 9 corridor. Locations include Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Scotts Valley, Morgan Hill and Gilroy

Monterey Bay coastal region including the cities of
Monterey and Santa Cruz, and Carmel Valley, the Northern

Salinas Valley, and the Hollister Valley.

* WHAT...Afternoon high temperatures ranging from 86 to 102 across the central coast region.
Overnight low temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60s and lower 70s.

* IMPACTS...Above normal temperatures and moderate to major Heat Risk will
increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly
for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...In addition to the heat, individuals should
be mindful of the elevated fire danger into the weekend,
especially inland and at higher elevations where there will be
no overnight relief from the marine layer


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.


Friday: Heat Advisory. Expect more of the same with sunny, very warm conditions coastal and inland with above normal high temperatures. Highs back up in the upper 70s and 80s coastal and mid to upper 80s to mid 90s. Stay weather aware for health and safety.

Overnight: Mostly clear skies with lows in the 60s.

Extended: Saturday will be slightly cooler with sunshine. Some valley fog is possible in the mornings. A trough will arrive late weekend and knock high temps down, getting back to normal for this time of the year.

This week's normal temperatures:

LOW: 52ºF
HIGH: 71ºF

LOW: 48ºF
HIGH: 82ºF

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

- ENSO (El Niño/La Niña) STATUS: 
El Niño Advisory
- Forecast: Strong to Very Strong El Niño expected this winter.
-Area drought status: Currently drought-free

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