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Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 12:57 PM PDT Jul. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Thursday evening...

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued an
excessive heat watch, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Thursday evening.

* Temperature... daytime highs from the upper 90s in the foothills
to 105 to 110 in the northern and central Sacramento Valley.
Overnight lows only expected to drop down into the mid 70s to
near 80 for some of the warmest locations

* impacts... long outdoor exposure may increase chances for heat
related illness for sensitive groups such as children or the
elderly

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected and will create a dangerous situation in
which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay
in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on
relatives and neighbors.


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Air Quality Alert
Issued: 4:01 PM PDT Jul. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district issued an
air quality alert starting on July 17, 2018 for the foothills and
mountainous areas and eastern parts of Stanislaus, Merced,
Madera, Fresno, and Tulare counties due to smoke impacts from the
Ferguson fire.

The Mariposa County and Tuolumne air pollution control districts
have also issued an air quality for Mariposa and Tuolumne counties
due to smoke impacts from the Ferguson fire.

This air quality alert is in effect until the fire is
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctors
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
air district office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-381-1809. For Mariposa County, call 209-966-2220.
For Tuolumne County call 209-533-5693.

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free valley air app, available in the apple store or google
play.


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401 PM PDT Wed Jul 18 2018

The San Joaquin Valley air pollution control district issued an
air quality alert starting on July 17, 2018 for the foothills and
mountainous areas and eastern parts of Stanislaus, Merced,
Madera, Fresno, and Tulare counties due to smoke impacts from the
Ferguson fire.

The Mariposa County and Tuolumne air pollution control districts
have also issued an air quality for Mariposa and Tuolumne counties
due to smoke impacts from the Ferguson fire.

This air quality alert is in effect until the fire is
extinguished.

Exposure to particle pollution can cause serious health problems,
aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute
bronchitis, and increase risk of respiratory infections.

Residents are advised to use caution as conditions warrant.
People with heart or lung diseases should follow their doctors
advice for dealing with episodes of unhealthy air quality.

Additionally, older adults and children should avoid prolonged
exposure, strenuous activities or heavy exertion, as conditions
dictate.

For additional information, call your local San Joaquin Valley
air district office. Modesto 209-557-6400, Fresno 559-230-6000,
Bakersfield 661-381-1809. For Mariposa County, call 209-966-2220.
For Tuolumne County call 209-533-5693.

Residents can also follow air quality conditions by downloading
the free valley air app, available in the apple store or google
play.


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