Excessive Heat Warning in the Los Angeles area

This alert expired on October 25, 2017 at 8:00:00 PM PDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles; Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley; Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area; Ventura County Coast

Posted October 25, 2017 at 9:07:00 AM PDT

...DANGEROUS HEAT OVER SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA TODAY...

...WIND ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

.The moderate Santa Ana winds have weakened today to below
advisory strength. Winds will likely increase again later this
morning, but should remain below advisory strength. Isolated
gusts to up to 35 mph for wind prone coastal and valley areas and
up to 45 mph across wind prone mountain locations are possible.
The weakening offshore flow combined with a weakening ridge of
high pressure aloft will bring 5 to 10 degrees of cooling to many
areas today. However, near record heat is still forecast with
widespread highs in the 90s to around 100 with little relief from
the heat for many areas at night. People living in coastal plains
without air conditioning should continue to take precautions to
avoid heat illness and heat stress.

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

...WIND ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...
The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has cancelled
the Wind Advisory.

* TEMPERATURES...Highs today from 91 to 101.

* IMPACTS...The very high temperatures create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Temperatures
inside vehicles, even if the windows are partially open, can
quickly rise to life-threatening levels.

Recommended actions

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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible
and drink plenty of water. Never, ever, leave people or pets in
enclosed vehicles, even for a short period of time.
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.

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