11 ways to survive a heatwave - even without air-conditioning!
National Weather Service - September 8, 2015
Dangerous heat across portions of southwestern California through Thursday.
Maximum temperatures will reach dangerous levels across much of Southern California this week. The peak of the heat event will be Wednesday and Thursday, although today and Friday will only be a few degrees cooler. It will be cooler over the weekend, although maximum temperatures will remain well above normal. Temperatures are expected to return to near normal by early next week.
Temperatures will reach 102 to 108 degrees.
The coastal areas are not included in this warning since the temperatures will not meet warning criteria. Still high temperatures away from the beach areas will reach into 90s making it very uncomfortable for people who do not have air conditioning.
While the afternoon temperatures will present the greatest danger, overnight temperatures will be quite warm as well and will not allow for much relief.
Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until 8 PM PDT Thursday.
Temperature: maximum temperatures will reach 102 to 108 degrees in many locations across the Los Angeles and Ventura County valleys. Heat Index readings will be around 105 degrees, mainly in the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley. The warmest portions of the Los Angeles County valleys will have overnight low temperatures in the lower to mid 70s.
Impacts: The prolonged heat wave will bring a risk of heat related illness to the area through much of this week. Those at highest risk include children, the elderly, and pets without adequate shelter. The heat will bring extra demand for electricity across the region, increasing the threat of power outages.
Surviving in the extreme temperatures becomes a challenge for everyone.
The following steps can help you keep cool during a heat wave:
Signs of a heat stroke in a pet are:
National Weather Services
American Red Cross. Heat Wave Safety Checklist.
The Humane Society of the United States. The HSUS Advises Pet Owners to Keep Pets Col during Heat Wave.