Los Angeles, CA – The heat wave across Southern California will continue today amid temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s,
“An upper level ridge of high pressure will build over the area this weekend, setting the stage for an extended period of heat for Southwestern California,” the National Weather Service said in a statement. “Afternoon temperatures will begin to climb today and Saturday as the onshore flow will be very weak.”
Temperatures will be 15-20 degrees above normal for this time of year, NWS Meteorologist Joe Sirard said. What the NWS calls a “decent heat wave” began Thursday.
“There is going to be some triple-digit heat Friday into Saturday and more widespread on Sunday,” when some record or near-record highs are forecast, Sirard said.
Be sun smart
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- Avoid going out between 11am-4pm
- Seek shade
- Drink plenty of water and not alcohol or coffee.
- Avoid strenuous activities when it’s hot.
- Wear sun hat, sun glasses, sun protective clothing
- Use broad spectrum sun screen on exposed skin
- Do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles, which can quickly turn into virtual ovens.
- Provide pets with plenty of shade and water.
I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California.
I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment.
As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority.
How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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We went outside tonight – it was still miserable after dark…can’t wait until this wave is over!
Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
thank you for sharing
Hi SunnySleevez, I’m writing this comment to you because you care so much about safety in the sun. You might be interested to know that according to research being done by California resident Dane Wigington, UV levels on the ground are apparently much higher than being reported—making the need for caution in the sun greater even than many of us realize. You can assess his findings for yourself here: http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/geoengineering-is-destroying-the-ozone-layer/ and here: http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/dont-believe-uv-radiation-levels-are-off-the-charts/