Our weather forecaster, Dennis Mattinson, along with many other prognosticators, warn of continued very hot weather – hotter than normal. Southern California areas have topped the 105 degree mark as has the Owens Valley. Mono County reaches for 90 degrees. Heat warnings continue with strong advice for people and their pets.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Southern California Edison have issued strong requests that customers save energy whenever possible. The power grid is reaching to keep California cool. DWP has asked customers to keep their thermostats at 78 degrees and use appliances during evening hours.
At the same time, people are urged to protect themselves from the intense heat. Stay indoors when possible and drink lots of fluids. Wear hats and don’t become overheated. Guard yourself against too much physical activity in the heat.
The same advice goes for pets. Do not leave them in the car when you go to the store. Temperatures can shoot up rapidly and put your animal in serious danger. Goes without saying – do not leave children in a hot car.
The dangers are overheating and dehydration. Forecasters say we might get a break in the abnormally high temperatures by mid-next week.