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

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 3 am PDT Saturday...

... Excessive heat watch remains in effect from Monday morning
through Tuesday evening...

* winds... northwest to north 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph,
strongest through and below passes and canyons west of Goleta.
Gusty winds will shift to the west to northwest later this
morning, then becoming Switch Back to northwest to north this
evening. Winds will continue through early Saturday.

* Temperatures... 90 to 100 degrees Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts... gusty winds will make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles. This includes highways 101, 154 and
192... as well as the Gaviota and San Marcos passes. 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.






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