Heat Hazard Warnings and Advisories Issued for LA County

The National Weather Service has issued a heat hazard warning for Los Angeles County through Thursday, with temperatures expected to reach 96 to 108 degrees across the mountains and interior valleys.

The City of Los Angeles Public Health has issued an excessive heat warning for the following areas due to the forecasted high temperatures:

  • Antelope Valley: Saturday, June 22, 2024, through Thursday, June 27, 2024
  • Eastern Antelope Valley: Saturday, June 22, 2024, through Thursday, June 27, 2024
  • Western Antelope Valley: Sunday, June 23, 2024, through Monday, June 24, 2024

Additionally, a heat advisory has been issued for the Western San Gabriel Mountains/Highway 14 Corridor, with high temperatures expected from the weekend through Monday.

“Dangerously hot weather will continue away from the coast, especially over the Antelope Valley. Elsewhere, there will be a gradual cooling trend through the week,” said the NWS Area Forecast Discussion.

Los Angeles Public Health urges residents to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses, particularly older adults, young children, outdoor workers, athletes, and people with chronic medical conditions who are more vulnerable to extreme heat.

Recommendations for High-Temperature Days:

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Plan Ahead: Avoid going out during the hottest hours of the day.
  • Dress Appropriately: If you must go out, wear sunscreen, lightweight and light-colored clothing, and a hat or use an umbrella.
  • Never Leave Anyone in a Parked Car: “Cars get very hot inside, even if the windows are ‘cracked’ or open,” warned a Public Health officer. Call 911 if you see a child or pet left alone in a car.
  • Be Aware of Heat-Related Illnesses: Symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke include high body temperature (103°F or higher), vomiting, dizziness, confusion, and hot, red, dry, or damp skin.

Residents without access to air conditioning are encouraged to visit city-operated cooling centers during peak heat hours.

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