The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and Excessive Heat Advisory for parts of Sonoma County effective from 12:00 PM Friday, July 9th – 11:00 PM Sunday, July 11th.
- Excessive Heat Advisory in effect for North Bay Interior Valleys
- hot conditions with daytime temperatures of 95 to 107 expected
- isolated locations may reach as high as 118
- hottest temperatures expected in rural areas
- Excessive Heat Warning in effect for North Bay Mountains
- hot conditions with daytime temperatures of 102 to 110 expected
- isolated locations may also reach as high as 118
- hottest temperatures expected in the mountains of Sonoma County
- Overnight temperatures will also remain very warm, mostly in the mid 70s, but to mid 80s in the higher elevations
As a result of the weather event, the California Independent System Operator’s (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. to avoid rotating power outages. CASIO is the organization that manages the state’s power grid. CASIO recommends energy users do the following:
Before a Flex Alert Begins:
- Pre-cool your home
- Use major appliances
- Close window coverings
During a Flex Alert:
- Set the thermostat to 78 degrees or more, if health permits
- Avoid using major appliances
- Turn off all unnecessary lights
- Use fans for cooling
- Unplug unused items
Visit FlexAlert.org for more energy conservation tips.
Stay informed about outages that affecting your service by viewing PG&E’s outage map. Visit CAISO’s web page for information about California’s electric grid and to view usage.