Published: Mon, September 04, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Heat advisory to end Sunday night in Napa County

Heat advisory to end Sunday night in Napa County

Following an expected 96-degree peak Sunday afternoon, Napa-area temperatures were forecast to rise only to 85 on Monday - more than 20 degrees below the levels reached Friday and Saturday.

The Weather Service has posted an Excessive Heat Watch for Josephine, Jackson, Douglas and eastern Curry counties as well as the Southern Oregon Cascades and Siskiyou mountains.

Los Angeles resident Tracy Goldman had her auto packed in case officials ordered her street to evacuate.

Forecasters also say the heat will be risky to anyone without proper hydration or adequate cooling.

Tourists snapped shots of their planes landing against a backdrop of orange flames in the hills near Hollywood Burbank airport. About 3,800 homes were threatened, authorities said.

Other vineyard managers fretted over how best to soothe and when to pick their own heat-stressed grapes.

"It's too much energy to run it", she said.

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Mayor Garcetti declared an emergency and asked the governor to do the same so state and federal assistance would be provided quickly. Across California, cooling stations have been opened to help residents cope. 70 degrees, the story said.

Wildfires across the West have worsened conditions for residents in the region.

Fire weather warnings were in effect for parts of Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.

ALL-TIME RECORD high temperature broken in San Francisco. Western Washington state expects a sunny, hot and dry Labor Day weekend.

A fire about 80 miles (129 kilometers) southeast of Seattle has burned more than 23 square miles (60 square kilometers) and led to new evacuation notices Saturday. Officials say smoke from at least a dozen wildfires burning in Northern California is drifting into Bay Area skies and contributing to the unhealthy air.

A statewide flex alert was issued by the California Independent System Operator asking consumers to conserve electricity on Friday from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Officials said there is a high risk of heat-related illness especially for sensitive groups such as the elderly, children, sick people, along with pets and livestock.

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