On this Thursday afternoon, I was sitting in the dentist’s office when the local news channel announced the excessive heat wave hit southern California. It was 104o C at the time of the news report. It breaks the records since 1942.
The beachgoers had some relief by the cooler air on July fourth holiday yesterday. The high temperature will stay through Friday and Saturday. The heat watch will be in effect along the Central Coast including Ventura County, Orange County, Los Angeles County. It affects all the beaches and mountains in these counties. The news further reported that the Emergency Rooms will be on alert for receiving heat stroke patients.
Weather forecast warns that low humidity may elevate the risk of fire. The worse days of Friday and Saturday are still to come. The news urged people to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening, and not to leave older people, kids, or pets in an enclosed area or cars for a lengthy period.
I hope the forecast and early warning will prevent certain avoidable disasters.