Today 7/15 -
Mostly sunny skies and hot for all areas. Expect breezy to windy conditions for the Oregon Coast, the Coast Range, and inland Coos and Douglas Counties. Northerly wiinds will gust 20 to 30 miles an hour. Highs will be in the mid 80s to the low 90s for the inland valleys of Coos and Douglas Counties, upper 90s to near 100 in the valleys of Jackson, Josephine, and Western Siskiyou Counties....except near 103 to 107 for the Klamath River Valley in Siskiyou County, near 70 for the Coos and Douglas County coastal areas, upper 70s to the 80s for Del Norte County and the Curry County coastal areas. A Chetco Effect is going for the Brookings area. 90 may not be out of the question, mid 70s to the mid 80s for the mountains, and upper 80s to the mid 90s east of the Cascades with the hottest temps in Modoc County.
Clear skies for all areas. Lows will be in the upper 50s to the mid 60s for the valleys west of the Cascades, mid 50s to near 60 at the coast, upper 40s to near 60 for the mountains, and mid 40s to the low 50s east of the Cascades.
UV INDEX FORECASTS FOR TODAY 7/15 -
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 very high for all areas. Use of sunscreen will be required in those areas for those with prolonged exposure to the sun. Plan to reduce activity in the afternoon to minimize potential damaging sunburns.