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Dangerous Heat Continues Across the South; Severe Storms Possible in the Plains

Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for much of the southern U.S. through Tuesday. Otherwise, scattered severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail are possible across portions of the southern and central High Plains. Critical fire weather conditions will persist over portions of the Southwest, Great Basin, and Intermountain West. Read More >

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the Kern County Deserts until 8 PM PDT Monday evening. An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot weather is expected. Heat related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible if simple precautions are not taken. Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and remain in an air-conditioned room.
A Heat Advisory is in effect for the San Joaquin Valley, West Side Hills, and Sierra Nevada foothills from 11 AM PDT this morning until 8 PM PDT Monday evening. Heat sensitive people and those who are new to the area will be most prone to heat illness. Dehydration and prolonged exposure or strenuous physical activity outdoors could lead to heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke. If you have to be outside, apply sunscreen, stay hydrated, and wear light colored, loose fitting clothing.
Widespread triple digit heat will impact the Kern County Desert, the San Joaquin Valley, and the adjacent lower foothills Sunday afternoon, resulting in a dangerous risk for heat-related illnesses. Heat-related impacts are possible today for most people if simple precautions are not taken. Plan to take action to reduce time outdoors, drink plenty water, and remain in air-conditioned buildings. 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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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  
       
 Fire Weather Information
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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  
       
 Aviation Weather Information
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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  
 - Visalia TAFVIS newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - Bakersfield TAFBFL newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
       
 Hydrologic Information
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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  
       
 Climate Information
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Daily Climate Summary CLI  
 - Merced CLIMCE newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - 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  
 - Merced CLMMCE newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - Madera CLMMAE newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - Fresno CLMFAT newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - Hanford CLMHJO newest 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
 - 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