Hot weather is following us into the weekend as the National Weather Service predicts valley highs of 100-105 from today, July 7 until Sunday, July 9. The City’s Office of Emergency Services is keeping a close eye on conditions. We have a weather response plan that calls for increased action and outreach to residents and vulnerable populations once a certain weather threshold has been reached.
Currently, there are no plans to open a City cooling center. The criteria for opening one include temperatures of 105 degrees or more for three consecutive days WITH night time low temperatures of 75 or above. Currently, we expect three days of temperatures in the 100-105 degree range, with overnight lows between 61 and 65 degrees.
Remember to beat the heat!
Here are some helpful tips to beat the heat this summer:
- Drink plenty of water and avoid very cold drinks
- Take cool showers to lower your body temperature
- Limit your exposure to the sun – stay indoors where it is air-conditioned or go a public place that is air conditioned
- Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing
Make sure to visit our Summer Heat page for things you can do to stay cool during the heat waves.