Excessive Heat Advisory Issued for Labor Day Weekend
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Advisory for Santa Clara County and the San Francisco Bay Area through Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4.
Temperatures in Palo Alto as of 3 p.m. on Friday reached 107 degrees. Residents and visitors are encouraged to follow hot weather safety tips and to seek relief from the heat at cooling center locations, including community centers and libraries around the county.
A Red Flag Warning is also in effect due to the hot, dry conditions and gusty northerly winds. Palo Alto Fire Station 8 in Foothills Park is open and staffed.
The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert that calls for voluntary electricity conservation from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday. Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power interruptions by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 1 p.m. and after 10 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.
For more information on the heat advisory and cooling centers locations, go to: sccgov.org/heatwatch