Local emergency personnel advise residents of several upcoming days of hot weather this week. Temperatures will be mid 80s to mid 90s near the coast and bays with mid 90s to 103 inland on Tuesday and Wednesday. All areas should see significant cooling by Friday and into next weekend. Click here for the full National Weather Service forecast for Mill Valley.
Weather forecasters say that a strong ridge of high pressure combined with light offshore winds will bring very warm to hot conditions to the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Region. While an Excessive Heat Watch was not issued for Marin County, officials advise that residents be advised of how they can stay safe, and cool, in the heat.
What you can do
Stay Cool - Heat-related illnesses can be life threatening. Please take the following precautions:
- Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, and stay out of the sun.
- Children, the elderly and people with chronic ailments are the most susceptible to heat-related illness.
- Be on the look-out for heat exhaustion, cramps, or heat stroke. Check on neighbors, especially those who may be at risk. Click here for the warning signs of heat related illnesses.
- Monitor pets and livestock and care for their hydration and temperature needs as well.
- Vehicle temperatures will rise to dangerous levels. Never leave children, disabled adults or pets in parked vehicles.
- Employers take action to protect workers - implement “High Heat” procedure requirements when temperatures reach 95 degrees. Schedule frequent work breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
- Wear light-weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours.
Call 911 from any phone in an emergency. For general information, call the Police Department non-emergency phone at 415-389-4100 or the Fire Department non-emergency phone at 415-389-4130.