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A Number Of Hazards Expected Today

A number of hazards are expected across the U.S. today. Severe thunderstorms are expected in the Upper Mississippi Valley and from Missouri to the Carolinas. Widespread critical fire weather conditions are likely from the Southwest to south-central High Plains. Flood watches are in effect for parts of Hawaii and Alaska. Finally, record heat persists in the Southern U.S. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Thu, May. 19, 2022 at 7:36:57 am PDT

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A Wind Advisory is in effect for the Kern County mountains and desert and Tulare County mountains from 2 PM PDT this afternoon until 5 AM PDT early Friday morning. Blowing dust will reduce visibilities in some locations. Travel will be difficult, particularly for high profile vehicles. Highways affected include, but are not limited to Highway 14, Highway 58, Highway 178, and U.S. Highway 395.
High temperatures throughout Central California this afternoon will be around ten degrees above normal for this time of year. Maximum temperatures across Central California Friday afternoon will be about ten degrees lower than this afternoon.
High temperatures throughout Central California Saturday afternoon will be around five degrees warmer than Friday afternoon. By Monday afternoon, maximum temperatures across Central California will be about ten degrees above normal for this time of year.
High temperatures in the San Joaquin Valley Tuesday afternoon will be in the upper 90s. Triple digit heat is expected in most of the San Joaquin Valley Wednesday afternoon.
High temperatures in the San Joaquin Valley Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon will be around fifteen degrees above normal for this time of year, resulting in an enhanced risk for heat-related illnesses. Although heat events like this are relatively common and happen many times a year, heat-related impacts are possible Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon for those new to the area if simple precautions are not taken. Heat-sensitive groups, such as the elderly, young children, and those with chronic ailments may need assistance to avoid heat-related illness. As always, never, ever leave a child or pet in an enclosed automobile.

 

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