about that red flag warning . . .

If you’ve been outside at all today, you may know that it’s hot in Los Angeles. It’s damn hot. It’s so damn hot, we should expect the obligatory “Hey! You can fry an egg on the sidewalk in Encino!” news story sometime in the next three days.

So consider this your friendly reminder to take care of yourself during the massive heat we’re supposed to get in the near future:

  • Stay hydrated. Contrary to popular misconception, you can get dehydrated before you get thirsty. Sadly, beer doesn’t count as hydration, even shitty American race car beer.
  • If you have elderly neighbors, you should check in on them while it’s still eleventy brazillion degrees out. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to hear some stories about WWII and some of that weird grandma candy.
  • If you have children, keep them hydrated and out of the sun for extended periods of time. No, you can not give your children beer or grandma candy to keep them cool.
  • Try not to run big appliances like washers and dishwashers during the heat of the day, because everyone else in the city will be running their air conditioners, and blackouts are bad, mmmkay?
  • Did I mention stay hydrated? That’s really important.

Be careful out there, and stay classy, Los Angeles.

5 Replies to “about that red flag warning . . .”

  1. Here in outer monrovia the temp is a muggy 103 and 30% humidity, but felt worse at 5:51PM I just can’t dread the arrival of fire season.

  2. Yeah, in Pasadena it’s been right around that all day, and equally humid.

    As a plus, I’ve gotten reacquainted with all of my elderly neighbors today, and I am swimming in grandma candy.

  3. You know what’s odd? Despite the heat, the National Weather Service doesn’t seem to have issued one of their customary “dude, it’s hot so don’t leave your kid in the corrugated metal box in the front yard for too long” weather statements. At least, there isn’t one coming up at weather.com.

    Thusly, it is nicey-nice that you have issued the standard warnings for them, Wil. You receive seven public service brownie points.

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