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Think twice before you head to area rivers and streams this week. Water temperatures in the rivers are cold at this time of year and can cause a shock to the body shortly after exposure. Additionally, swift undercurrents in the rivers can carry even an experienced swimmer quickly downstream and into trees and other vegetation along the banks. If you decide to swim, please wear a life-vest. It could save someone you love or your own life! Don’t be the next victim of a drowning or a water rescue.
Another round of hot temperatures will affect the area beginning Wednesday. High temperatures will surpass the century mark throughout much of the San Joaquin Valley, lower foothills and the Kern County Desert, especially over the weekend. Prolonged exposure to triple digit heat can pose a health risk to the elderly, persons with respiratory ailments and anyone who is not yet acclimated to hot weather. If you’re going to be outdoors during the hottest time of the day (between 1 pm and 6 pm), avoid strenuous exercise, stay hydrated and wear light colored, loose fitting clothing. Remember that going from hot air temperatures into cold water in area rivers could cause shock to the body and lead to drowning. Use caution if entering local waterways and remember to wear a life vest.
The first heat wave of 2018 will begin Thursday and continue through at least Sunday. High temperatures will be above the century mark over much of the San Joaquin Valley, lower foothills and the Kern County desert during this period, making it the longest stretch of triple digit heat so far this year. The hot weather could be especially stressful for those who haven’t yet acclimated themselves to it. Prolonged exposure to the heat could lead to heat stroke or heat exhaustion, especially during the hottest time of the day (12 pm to 6 pm). The hot weather will also increase the threat of new fire starts.

 

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Area Forecast Discussion AFD newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
7 Day Zone Forecast ZFP newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Area Forecast Matricies AFM newest 2 3 4 5  
Point Forecast Matricies PFM newest 2 3 4 5  
Tabular Forecast SFT newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Recreational Forecast (Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks) REC newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
       
 Severe Weather Information
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Tornado Warning TOR newest 2 3 4 5  
Severe Thunderstorm Warning SVR newest 2 3 4 5  
Watch County Notification WCN newest 2 3 4 5  
Flash Flood Warning FFW newest 2 3 4 5  
Severe Weather Statement SVS newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Flash Flood Statement FFS newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Winter Weather Product WSW newest 2 3 4 5  
Non Precipitation Product NPW newest 2 3 4 5  
Backcountry Avalanche Product AVW newest 2 3 4 5  
Special Weather Statement SPS newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Local Storm Report LSR newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
       
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Fire Weather Forecast FWF newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Spot Forecast FWS newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Point Forecast FWM newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Fire Weather Watch
Red Flag Warning
RFW newest 2 3 4 5  
       
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Aviation Weather Warning AWW newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Terminal Aerodrome Forecast TAF  
 - Atwater TAFMER newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - Merced TAFMCE newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - Fresno TAFFAT newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
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Flood Watch FFA newest 2 3 4 5  
Flood Warning - General Flooding FLW newest 2 3 4 5  
Flood Statement - General Flooding FLS newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Flood Warning - Upper San Joaquin River Basin FLWUSJ newest 2 3 4 5  
Flood Statement - Upper San Joaquin River Basin FLSUSJ newest 2 3 4 5  
River Statement - Upper San Joaquin River Basin RVSUSJ newest 2 3 4 5  
Hydrologic Outlook ESFnewest 2 3 4 5  
       
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Daily Climate Summary CLI  
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 - Madera CLIMAE newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - Fresno CLIFAT newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - Hanford CLIHJO newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - Bakersfield CLIBFL newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Monthly Climate Summary CLM  
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 - Madera CLMMAE newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - Fresno CLMFAT newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
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 - Bakersfield CLMBFL newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Record Event Report RER newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Regional Temp/Precip Table RTP newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Drought Information Statement DGT newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Hydro-met Data Report Part 3 (WxCoder) RR3 newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Local Cooperative Observation (CoCoRaHS) LCO newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
       
 General Public Information
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Regional Weather Roundup RWR newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Public Information Statement PNS newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Air Quality Alert AQA newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Civil Emergency Message CEM newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Radar Free Text Message FTM newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10