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HEAT WARNING: National Weather service has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Kern County

Excessive Heat Warning issued for dangerous temps
Posted at 2:42 PM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-27 17:44:59-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The National Weather Service's heat advisory remains in effect today for the San Joaquin Valley as well as parts of Kern County.

The peak of the heat is expected to hit Kern County on Sunday and the NWS has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the SJV and parts of Kern County through Sunday night at 8:00 p.m.

An excessive heat warning means high temperatures of 104 to 110 degrees in the SJV and West Side Hills as well as Bakersfield and the western part of Kern County.

The NWS suggests staying inside areas with air conditioning, drinking plenty of water and dressing for heat.

To give people some relief every cooling center in the area will be opening their doors Saturday.
There are a total of 10 cooling centers in Kern County including four in Bakersfield, two in Delano and one in Shafter, Taft, Arvin, And Ridgecrest.

People are welcome to bring drinks, games, food and other forms of entertainment to the cooling centers—however alcohol is not allowed.