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Weather: Temperatures in the 90s throughout the week cause county officials to issue health warnings

Posted: August 16, 2010 9:47 p.m.
Updated: August 17, 2010 4:55 a.m.

A duck cools off in a stream of water at William S. Hart Park on Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a high heat advisory for Santa Clarita this week as temperatures are expected to remain in the mid to high 90s. People with health problems should minimize the amount of time they spend outdoors.

 

County officials want Santa Clarita Valley residents to stay out of the heat as temperatures are predicted to stay in the mid to high 90s throughout the week.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has issued a high heat advisory through Tuesday for the entire valley.

With poor air quality expected in the SCV this week, people with asthma or respiratory problems should minimize the amount of time they spend outdoors, according to a statement.

Temperatures in the Santa Clarita Valley are expected to remain in the 90s throughout the week, with a high of up to 100 degrees expected for today, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service.

There is also a slight chance thunderstorms may come to the SCV tonight or Wednesday, said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist for the Weather Service.

Temperatures will fall slightly Thursday and Friday with expected highs of 94 degrees at the end of the week.

“While people don’t need to be told it’s hot outside, they do need to be reminded how to take care of themselves, children, the elderly and their pets when the weather gets hotter,” John Fielding, the county’s health director in a statement Monday.

“When temperatures are high, prolonged sun exposure may cause dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.”

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