- Monday August 13th, 2012 :: 10:44 a.m. PDT
Update to earlier test: Coastal areas remain in low 80s (not 90s). Interior valley areas have high heat index.
SANTA YNEZ VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SANTA YNEZ...SOLVANG...INLAND AREAS 347 AM PDT MON AUG 13 2012
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...AROUND 105 DEGREES...MAINLY EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY.
* TIMING...FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING.
* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF VERY HOT TEMPERATURES AND MODERATE HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE.
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.
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.
Gradual cooling is expected throughout the rest of the week but temperatures will remain in mid to high nineties in inland areas. There are no other watches, warning or advisories for the Santa Barbara County area.
Remember, pets are important members of your family. Are you prepared to take care of them during an emergency or disaster? Preparing for disasters includes making plans to evacuate and care for them.
Basic supplies can be kept in a "go bag" for your pet:
· Water (rotate with your household water)
· Vaccination records; prescribed medicines
· Leash and muzzle in case your pet becomes anxious
· Pet toy to keep them occupied
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Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management
4408 Cathedral Oaks Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110