Today 8/8 -
Mostly sunny skies for all areas. Breezy to windy conditions can be expected. Winds generally under 10 miles an hour, except gusting 20 to 35 miles an hour for the coastal areas, the higher elevations in the mountains, and for areas east of the Cascades. Highs will be near 80 to the upper 80s for the inland valleys of Coos and Douglas Counties, near 90 to the low 90s in the valleys of Eastern Curry County, Jackson, Josephine, and Western Siskiyou Counties...except hot near 100 to the low 100s in the Klamath River Valley and the pocket valleys of Southwestern Siskiyou County, mid to upper 60s for the Coos and Douglas County coastal areas, 70s to the 80s for Del Norte County and the Curry County coastal areas with a Chetco Effect going, near 70 to the upper 80s for the mountains, and low 80s to the low 90s east of the Cascades with the hottest temps in Modoc County.
Clear skies for all areas. Breezy to windy conditions gusting 20 to 35 miles an hour for the coastal areas of Coos and Douglas Counties, and the higher elevations in the mountains. Lows will be in the low 50s to near 60 for the valleys west of the Cascades, mid to upper 50s at the coast, near 40 to the mid 50s for the mountains, and east of the Cascades.
UV INDEX FORECASTS FOR TODAY 8/8 -
The UV or Ultra Violet forecasts are going to be posted each day. UV levels are important for many reasons. UV levels can be a great benefit to us for overall health. Very important right now. But, you also need to know when exposure to the sun is likely to result in situations like sunburn, or heat related illness. If you see us in the red or purple colors, that is when you need to be thinking of minimizing exposure to the sun to avoid what can happen.
The UV Index for today will be high to very high for all areas. Use of sunscreen will be required for those with prolonged exposure to the sun. Plan to reduce activity in the afternoon to minimize potential damaging sunburns.