Prolonged heat wave arrives in SLO and Santa Barbara counties this week

August 31, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

A heat wave arrives in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties on Wednesday, which is slated to last into next week.

Dangerously hot conditions, with high temperatures of 95 to 112 through Saturday, and 100 to 115 on Sunday and Monday are predicted in the inland areas. High temperatures on the coast are slated to run from 80 to 95 degrees.

In addition, expect abnormally warm overnight temperatures.

The heat significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or recreating outdoors. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening and wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing.

It is important to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned rooms and stay out of the sun.


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George Dunn

Living in California is like living in a second world country with a third world power grid.


Adam Trask

Is that little black semi cross to the right of the sun, Icarus?


Sorry, doubt any of the bloggers here would recognize that reference.


Anyway, hot temps have always been the norm for this area during this time of year. The Las Pilitas fire, 37 years ago, fed on those high temps—Santa Margarita saw 90-100 degree temps for about three weeks that year. While that was an extreme, high temps and fires are normal for the area north of Cuesta grade. 2015 saw another big fire year, even threatened Margarita for a few days.


Unfortunately, what isn’t normal is that Los Angeles and other areas near the coast are also experiencing 110 temperatures. The beaches are muggy and hot. Not normal, but may be the new normal.


nunsense

Actually asking that you not charge your car when you get home – or cook on your mandated electric stove or laundry or even think. Bout running the AC. Yeah we are in great shape. ;)


mullyman

Looks like my power will be going out again in the Hot weather. Current old electric system can’t handle it but once we all drive electric cars and have all electric run homes it will be fine . Trust us Newsom /PG&E says !!RIGHT !!