The National Weather Service had issued a heat advisory for much of the Bay Area, including the Sonoma Valley, this Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. due to warm conditions with temperatures over 100 possible degrees.

The hottest days are expected to occur Tuesday and Wednesday. Overnight warm lows are expected through Friday morning ranging from 65 to 76 degrees in the valley and 71 to 82 degrees in the foothills.

PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS/PREPARATION…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and watch your family and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outdoors. If possible, reschedule strenuous activities early in the morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light, loose clothing when
possible.

To reduce risk when working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends taking frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overwhelmed by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded area. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.

For more information on the National Weather Service visit http://weather.gov/mtr