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07/07/08 (10:00 pm): According to the National Weather Service there are no current warnings and/or advisories for the Riverside County area.

07/07/08: Governor Schwarzenegger activated the State of California's plan Contingency Plan for Excessive Heat Emergencies. Agencies were advised to implement Phase II activities, which include coordination with the National Weather Services offices, opening of cooling centers, and increased outreach to public groups. The Governor urged all Californians to take proper health precautions (as temperatures rise into the 90s and 100s across the state), drink plenty of water, and check on neighbors who may be more vulnerable. Read more>>

05/27/08 (3:02 am): The National Weather Service Forecast Office is reporting the following weather conditions within the Riverside area for the week of 05/26/08 through 05/30/08:

Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 70 to 76. Light winds.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 45 to 53. Light winds.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning...becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 73 to 80. Light winds.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 47 to 54. Winds west 15 mph in the evening becoming light.

Thursday: Partly cloudy in the morning...becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 71 to 78. Light winds.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear in the evening...becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 47 to 54.

Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning...becoming mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs 77 to 84.

Friday Night: Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 49 to 56.

05/19/08 (5:41 am): The National Weather Service Forecast Office reported a "Hazardous Weather Outlook" for the Riverside County mountain area. The hot weather will be near record breaking high temperatures tonight. Beginning tomorrow through Sunday, strong onshore flow will bring winds near advisory strength.

05/14/08 (4:00 pm): The National Weather Service Forecast Office reported that there will be a hot spell from Thursday through Monday in the Riverside County mountain areas. The heat will peak on Friday with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s. These degrees are 10-15 degrees above normal for this early in May. The public is advised to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, and stay in the shade as much as possible.

The National Weather Service is the best source for information.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Environmental Health & Safety Building

Tel: (951) 827-5528
Fax: (951) 827-5122
E-mail: ehswebmaster@ucr.edu

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