UV Index Creeps Upward

Burn Times Approach 15 Minutes This Weekend....
Posted at 7:31 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 22:40:12-04



While isolated showers are likely tomorrow afternoon-- most folks will see plenty of sunshine.....and as nice as the sunny skies and low humidity are, there is at least one silent danger that everyone should be aware of--- UV Rays.

Tomorrow's UV Index Climbs to 8.3, which puts it in the very high territory, where it will only take roughly 25 minutes to burn your skin. It takes a little dip heading into Friday, but by Saturday we're up to 9.1-- which means it will only take 15 minutes for your skin to burn!


Now.... I'm not telling you not to go outside--- because trust me, I'll be outside...but what you should always remember is to use sun safety. First step is applying sunscreen--- SPF 30 is recommended...and if you're going to be outdoors for an extended period of time....reapply every two hours.

You can also wear a wide brimmed hat....and even a thin long sleeve shirt (and yes, I know its hot haha!) Sunglasses help....and staying in the shade as much as possible is recommended. If possible, limit your outdoor activities... especially during the hours of 10am-4pm, when the sun's rays are most intense.