- Tips for keeping cool
Want to keep your cool this weekend? Here's some tips to beat the heat:
Be a hermit: Stay indoors and out of the sun when possible. Avoid any strenuous labor in the hottest part of the day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instead, do it in the morning between sunrise and 8 a.m.
Watch what you drink: Make sure to drink extra water, even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks because they dehydrate you.
Grab your tank tops: Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes or grab a swimsuit and look for the nearest pool.
Help others: Check on any elderly neighbors or people with special needs who could be prone to problems in the heat. Also, never leave children, seniors or pets in a car.
Seek medical attention: If you have any of the following symptoms, go to the doctor, urgent care or the emergency room immediately: Heavy sweating or muscle cramping, confusion or unconsciousness and body temperature of 105 degrees with hot, dry skin (no sweating).
— Source: San Joaquin County Public Health Services
Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:00 am
With highs above 100 degrees expected today through the weekend, the Lodi Electric Utility is asking residents to reduce electricity use, especially between noon and 8 p.m.
The heat wave predicted during the next four days and beyond will be very consistent, with little to no change in the weather pattern, according to Mike Pigott, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.com, a private forecasting service.
Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:00 am.