Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Higher Temperature Expected Early Next Week


The following is a statement released US National Weather Service in Eureka, California’s Facebook page:

Building heat is expected across interior areas this weekend and early next week, so plan ahead now! Low lying valleys will likely see temperatures near 100 degrees and potentially higher, especially across Trinity, Mendocino and Lake counties.

Weather.gov provided the following safety tips for dealing with excessive heat:

-Slow down. Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated, or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day. Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.

-Dress for summer. Lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects heat and sunlight, and helps your body maintain normal temperatures.

-Foods (like proteins) that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.

-Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic fluids. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty.

-Do not drink alcoholic beverages.

-Spend more time in air-conditioned places. Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, spending some time each day (during hot weather) in an air conditioned environment affords some protection.

-Don’t get too much sun. Sunburn makes the job of heat dissipation that much more difficult.

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Matt LaFever
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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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