Fire and excessive heat warning this week |
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Fire and excessive heat warning this week |

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES– This National Weather Service Hanford Office warns residents in the area to prepare for excessive heat. The heat is expected to last until 10:00 a.m. Saturday. They are also issuing a fire warning, in effect from 11:00 a.m. Saturday to 9:00 p.m. Sunday.

Well above normal temperatures, even in the high Sierras, outdoor activities are more likely to cause heat-related illness than people are accustomed to, even at higher elevations. This rare, prolonged extreme heat with little or no relief at night affects everyone, especially those who do not have effective cooling and/or adequate hydration.

Fire and excessive heat warning this week |

A fire warning is in effect from 11:00 a.m. Saturday to 9:00 p.m. Sunday due to the chance of lightning and low moisture in fuel, which is conducive to fires. There is a 25% chance of thunderstorms, including dry thunderstorms.
Thunderstorms – Late Saturday morning into Saturday afternoon. Less than 10% chance of rain with sleet during these storms. Thunderstorm potential returns Sunday afternoon, ending Sunday evening. Any fires that develop will likely spread quickly due to dry fuels. Outdoor burning is not recommended.