Heat advisory issued for San Luis Obispo County. Temperature could top triple digits

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The National Weather Service announced a heat advisory for San Luis Obispo County, in effect from 10 a.m. Sunday to 8 p.m. Monday.

Temperatures are expected to reach from 95 to 107 degrees, according to the advisory, in SLO County’s interior valleys and mountain areas.

That includes communities across the North County, from Atascadero to San Miguel and Lake Nacimiento to Shandon.

This advisory is considered minor severity.

In addition to SLO County, the advisory extends to Cuyama Valley, Southern Salinas Valley and Santa Barbara County.

How to prepare for extreme heat in San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services has several tips to help residents prepare for extreme heat:

  • Find places where you can go to get cool.

  • Keep your home cool by doing the following:

    • Cover windows with drapes or shades.

    • Weather-strip doors and windows.

    • Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.

    • Add insulation to keep the heat out.

    • Use attic fans to clear hot air.

    • Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.

  • Learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness.