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Posted on: July 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Excessive Heat Warning 12PM Friday (7/9) through 11PM Sunday (7/11)

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Update: 7.9.21

*UPDATE - Heat Advisory Issued For North Bay Valleys* 

The National Weather Service has now issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay Valleys from 12PM Friday, 7/9, through 11PM Sunday, 7/11. This advisory includes ALL of Sant Rosa. The NWS considers this a moderate heat risk event in the Santa Rosa area. We urge our community to not only limit outdoor strenuous activities in the heat, but also avoid using any machinery that could spark a wildfire. We have responded to several fires this season that were avoidable and sparked by mechanical equipment on hot, dry and breezy days. Learn more at and at

Original message: 7.8.21

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the North Bay Mountains which will be in effect from 12PM Friday (7/9) through 11PM Sunday (7/11). Hot daytime temperatures are expected in Santa Rosa during this period, however it is forecasted to be a Low-Moderate Heat Risk Event locally.

The warming trend will begin Thursday with further warming expected Friday and into the weekend. Expect hot daytime temperatures and poor overnight humidity and temperature recoveries. Additionally, our region has experienced an increase in recent fire activity, and so the community is urged to avoid activities that could accidentally start a fire.

Residents are also encouraged to be mindful of personal health during the heat:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay out of the sun,
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors who may need extra assistance.
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
  • 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 lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.

NOTE: The City has plans for the activation of a cooling center in the event weather and humidity conditions reach the trigger points for their opening. Although not activated as official cooling centers at this time, both Finley and Steele Lane community centers will be open during the day on Thursday (7/8) and Friday (7/9) for residents to find relief from the warm daytime temperatures. Please note that facial coverings are still required for all. Hours of operation for each facility is as follows:

  • Finley Community Center: 8:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
  • Steele Lane Community Center: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Residents can also cool off at Finley Aquatic Center and Ridgway Swim Center during Recreation Swim. For Recreation Swim hours of operation, please visit Please note Recreation Swim is drop-in, first come, first served.

For wildfire and emergency preparedness information, please visit and

Excessive Heat Watch_7.7.21

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