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Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Sunday: Here’s How To Stay Cool

Expect triple-digit temperatures this weekend.

As the North State confronts the first heatwave of the summer, the National Weather Service (NWS) has extended an Excessive Heat Warning for all of the Sacramento Valley and eastern foothills.

An Excessive Heat Warning is the most severe warning put out by the NWS, indicating temperatures of at least 105 degrees for two days or longer.

The warning is in effect until Sunday, June 20 at 8 p.m. Temperatures are expected to remain well above 100 degrees in the valley through the weekend.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat exposure kills more people in the U.S. than any other natural disaster. There were on average 702 heat-related deaths in the U.S. between 2004 and 2018.

The American Red Cross lists things you can do to weather high heat:

  • Drink plenty of water even if you’re not thirsty
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Wear loose clothing
  • Eat sparingly
  • Have a buddy if you’re working outside
  • Check on those who may be at risk
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, consider spending the hottest part of the day somewhere cool such as a mall or theater

Several cities have also opened cooling centers:

Shasta County

John Beaudet Senior Community Center
1525 Median Ave., Shasta Lake

St. James Lutheran Church
2500 Shasta View Drive, Redding

Redding Library
110 Parkview Drive, Redding

Butte County

Depot Park
1011 W 4th St, Chico

Oroville Municipal Auditorium
1200 Myers Street, Oroville