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Posted on: July 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Excessive Heat Watch From Friday, July 14th Through Sunday, July 16th


Excessive Heat Watch is in effect beginning Friday, July 14, 2023 to Sunday, July 16, 2023 for the inland portions of the Bay Area and Central Coast. Hot temperatures in the 90s to the mid 100s could cause impacts to life and health. Never leave children and pets in vehicles, limit outdoor activities during the afternoon and evening, stay hydrated, and take plenty of breaks.

Per the National Weather Service, an Excessive Heat Watch is in effect beginning Friday, July 14, 2023 to Sunday, July 16, 2023 for interior portions of the North Bay, East Bay, South Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains, and interior Monterey and San Benito counties. High temperatures this weekend in the inland valleys will range from the 90s into the low to mid 100s, with the most interior spots reaching close to 110. Coastal areas will see temperatures in the high 60s to low 70s. 


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.


Do not leave children and pets unattended in vehicles

Limit outdoor activities

Stay in air-conditioned buildings and shelters or public cooling center 

Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing

Check on friends, family and neighbors who are sensitive to heat at least twice a day


Drink more water than usual

Drink two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside

Avoid alcohol or drinks containing high amounts of sugar

Make sure family, friends and neighbors drink enough water


Check local news for extreme heat warnings and safety tips

Keep friends, family and neighbors aware of weather and heat safety information

Recognize the signs of a heat illness (below) and if symptoms are severe or life threatening, call 911


Heat-related illness is a spectrum of disorders due to environmental factors, specifically heat exposure.



Skin is cold, pale and clammy

Weak pulse

Fainting and vomiting


Move to a cooler location

Lie down and loosen clothing

Apply cool, wet clothes and cover as much of the body as possible

Drink plenty of water (avoid caffeine and alcohol)

If vomiting occurs and is continuous, seek medical attention immediately


High body temperature (above 103 degrees F)

Hot, red, dry or moist skin

Rapid and strong pulse

Possible unconsciousness


Call 911 immediately if symptoms present

Move the person to a cooler environment

Reduce the person’s body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath

Do NOT provide fluids.

Preparation can make a difference in avoiding heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Please review additional extreme heat preparation tipsrecommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Dial 9-1-1 For Life Threatening Emergencies Only: 

City Of Mill Valley’s emergency warning system is tested on the first Saturday of each month at noon. If you hear the siren at any other time, tune in to KCBS 740 AM and KGO 810AM and local tv stations for further information.

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