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High Temps to Continue: How to Beat the Heat

Sierra Madre’s triple digits will peak Friday, with triple digits also expected Saturday. Stay cool and safe with these tips.

The seemingly never-ending heat wave continued Friday as temperatures topped out at 105 degrees in Sierra Madre.

An was also issued Friday, meaning a fair-skinned person could get sunburned in mere minutes.

Saturday will only be a few degrees cooler and 90-degree temperatures are predicted for the next week in Sierra Madre, according to the National Weather Service.

Sierra Madre’s seven-day forecast, according to the NWS:

  • Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 76. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
  • Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
  • Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
  • Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 65. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the evening.
  • Monday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
  • Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
  • Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 93.
  • Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
  • Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 95.
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
  • Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
  • Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.
  • Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

Remember during extreme heat to take extra precaution, especially with children, pets and the elderly.

The Sierra Madre and the advises seniors to follow these tips to stay cool and safe.

  • Slow down, avoid strenuous activity. Do not try to do too much on a hot day.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect heat and sunlight and help maintain normal body temperature.
  • Protect your face with a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Drink plenty of water regularly and often, even if you do not feel thirsty. Stay hydrated.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible. If you do not have air conditioning, stay on your lowest floor, out of the sun or go to a place where you can get relief from the heat, such as air conditioned, library, theaters and other community facilities that may offer refuge during the warmest times of the day.
  • Electric fans do not cool the air, but they do help evaporate perspiration, which cools your body.
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings or louvers. Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80 percent.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors.
  • If you believe you, or anyone you are with, is experiencing a heat-related medical emergency, promptly call 911, and if possible, move to a cooler place.

The Pasadena Humane Society offers these tips for keeping pets cool and safe in high temperatures.

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