Santa Clarita Valley Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 3:14 AM PDT Oct. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to 10 PM PDT
this evening...
... Excessive heat watch remains in effect from Monday morning
through Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
Wind Advisory for the Santa Clarita valley. This advisory is in
effect from 10 am this morning to 10 PM PDT this evening. An
excessive heat watch remains in effect from Monday morning through
Tuesday evening.

* Winds... north winds will develop this morning and increase to 15
to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Winds will continue at least
through late this evening.

* Temperatures... 100-106 degrees, warmest on Tuesday. Overnight
lows in the upper 60s and 70s. Isolated lower 80s possible in
the foothills and mountains.

* Impacts... gusty winds will make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles. This includes Interstate 5 and
highways 14 and 126. The very high temperatures create a
dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
Temperatures inside vehicles, even if the windows are partially
open, can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

When driving, use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden gusty
cross winds.

Never, ever, leave people or pets in enclosed vehicles, even for
a short period of time.

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. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency - call 911.