National Weather Services issues Excessive Heat Warning

The National Weather Service updated its forecast, and the area, including Susanville, is now in an Excessive Heat Warning from noon Saturday through 9 p.m. Monday.

“An Excessive Heat Warning is now in effect for much of interior Northern California Friday through Monday. Highs will be 100-115° with overnight lows remaining warm in the upper 60s to low 80s. This will increase the threat for heat related illnesses. Take precautions,” the National Weather Service, Sacramento shared.

Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

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. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, and 911 should be called.