Currently in Los Angeles — May 10th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Mostly sunny and breezy

On Tuesday, we’ll have some cloudiness present most of the day, though the sun will fight its way through the mist to beam some rays down to your nose. Highs will reach close to 70°F, so it’ll still be very pleasant weather while you’re trying to get your steps in. A strong breeze will follow you like a shadow.The evening will be mostly clear, and temperatures will head into the low-60s to high-50s. The wind will get a little bit weaker, but it’s just catching its breath, preparing for another run later this week.

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

Currently published a piece today by Editor-in-Chief, Abbie Veitch, on the importance of language-inclusive weather information. Veitch spoke to meteorologist Joseph Trujillo Falcón on the challenges of getting severe weather alerts out to diverse, multilingual communities.

“Weather alerts that describe potential impacts prompt communities to take proactive safety measures,” Veitch writes. “Trujillo Falcón said that in order for populations to be informed, weather warnings need to be consistent, specific, certain, clear, and accurate.”

“If even one of those components is missing, it could really get in the way of somebody making a protective action during an extreme weather event,” said Trujillo Falcón. “For Spanish-speaking communities, a big problem there is that we’re not even receiving information in the dominant language that someone speaks.”

Veitch notes that of the 18 people who died in New York City during Hurricane Ida, “the majority of the victims were of Asian descent and many did not speak or had limited proficiency in English and Spanish, the two languages that the National Weather Service issued emergency alerts in. Such data reinforces the importance of making weather information accessible for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origins, or language.”

Click here to read the full piece.