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Notations On Our World (Special Edition): Guidance on the Heatwave in California

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  With temperatures set to exceed 110 degrees throughout much of the state this week, the state is urging Californians to take extra precautions as they celebrate the Fourth of July.   Governor Newsom directed the Office of Emergency Services to activate its State Operations Center and move into Phase II of its Extreme Temperature Response Plan. This is triggered by National Weather Service (NWS) predictions of excessive heat activity and moves the state into action to coordinate an all-hands response by state government.   The state has already begun outreach to a network of community organizations to ensure the most vulnerable Californians can access resources like  cooling centers . Additionally, the state is enforcing heat protections for outdoor workers.   Figure 1 The National Weather Service forecasts Extreme HeatRisk for much of California this week. (Screenshot of Thursday's HeatRisk)   Excessive heat warnings and watches are in effect for much of California starting Tuesd