It has been a very hot weekend in all parts of L.A. including the coastal areas. For documentation and to look back on later, I just had to do a cut and paste of the urgent weather message for Southern California. Now you ask how does this relate to food? Well, I didn't cook anything and don't feel like cooking. All that sounds good to me me is a nice fruit smoothie and lots of water. Kick back and try to chill.
Ziggy and J know how to beat the heat during another weekend of dog blogging #44 hosted by Sweetnicks.
Urgent Weather Message
All times shown are local to Los Angeles.
DANGEROUS HEAT AND HUMIDITY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA MAY RETURN IN VALLEY AREAS MONDAY...
.A VERY STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE...VERY WEAK ON SHORE FLOW...
AND SOME MONSOONAL MOISTURE IS COMBINING TO BRING EXCESSIVE HEAT TO MUCH OF SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA AGAIN TODAY. ALTHOUGH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES HAVE GOTTEN A SLOW START DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS AND CLOUDINESS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY...IT IS STILL DANGEROUSLY HOT ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA. FOR THE REMAINDER OF TODAY...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL PEAK TO BETWEEN 101 AND 112 DEGREES IN THE VALLEYS AND IN LOWER MOUNTAIN AREAS. ACROSS INLAND PORTIONS OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST...HIGHS WILL RISE TO BETWEEN 95 AND 100 DEGREES... EXCEPT 100 TO 108 IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN FROM BEVERLY HILLS TO THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS.
WITH RATHER HIGH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE AREA...HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL RISE TO BETWEEN 15 AND 115 IN THE VALLEYS AND LOWER ELEVATIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS...AND TO BETWEEN 100 AND 110 ACROSS INLAND SECTIONS OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY COASTAL PLAIN. THE MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR LATE AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING.
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PDT THIS EVENING.
VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 105 AND 115 DEGREES FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE HIGHEST HEAT INDEX VALUES ARE EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN FROM BEVERLY HILLS THROUGH THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS.
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER...TRY TO STAY OUT OF THE SUN...PREFERABLY IN AN AIR- CONDITIONED ROOM. CHECK UP ON RELATIVES...NEIGHBORS...AND CHILDREN AT PLAY.