Currently in Los Angeles — September 2nd 2022

The weather, currently.

Excessive heat throughout Labor Day Weekend, with highs possibly reaching 107°

I wish this was a comfortable weekend to close out summer, but the heatwave makes it feel like we’ve actually had too much summer. The excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM on Monday.

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There’s varying degrees of highs projected in Downtown LA. Friday is the lowest we’re getting, at 98°F, and Sunday is right now projected to be an astonishing 107°F. If you’re in the valley, that means potentially 115°F. I don’t recommend heading to the beach in this kind of weather, even though you might want to spend your holiday weekend on the cooler coast. Even being outdoors for a short time could bring effects like heat stroke and dehydration. I bet the mountains will be nearly impossible to get to at this time, but direct your weekend plans to somewhere like Big Bear if you can.

The heat is so are so strong that even lows stay in the mid-70’s throughout the week. By 9 AM, we start crossing the 80 degree threshold, and I’m not seeing anything below 80 until midnight the next few days. So even evenings will be pretty hot, but at least without the sun, and maybe you will have a weak breeze. Good luck this weekend. Might I suggest heading to the theaters and reviving mall jogging?

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Currently fellow, Anna Abraham, has a new story up today on the record breaking heatwave sweeping across China:

"Almost half of China has been affected by its strongest heatwave since 1961, when complete meteorological observation records began, according to the China Meteorological Administration.

Afflicting northwest, central, and southeast China, the heatwave began on June 13 and broke the 2013 heatwave record of 62 days on August 15. The National Meteorological Center (NMC) of China has issued 30 high-temperature red warnings since the start of the heatwave, with 12 consecutive days of red warnings. China employs a four-tier warning system with red warnings representing the most severe event.

Over 200 national weather observatories have registered extremely high temperatures, with 45 degrees C (115 degrees F) recorded in southwest China’s Chongqing city last week."

Click here to read the full story!

What you can do, currently.

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