Heatwave Sweeps Pasadena, Monsoonal Moisture Makes Highs Feel Hotter

Published : Monday, September 2, 2019 | 5:43 AM

Pasadena’s Labor Day will be a hot one, with forecasters saying the day’s high will reach 97 degrees but added that monsoonal humidity could make the highs feel even hotter. The higher humidity reportedly lessens the chance of red flag fire warnings at this point.

Back-to-work Tuesday is expected to drop just one degree to a high of 96 degrees.

The rest of the work week won’t be much different, the National Weather Service said, predicting highs in the 90’s all week long and into next Saturday for the Bruins home opener in the Rose Bowl.

Labor Day weekend festivities have felt the heat.

Heeding forecasters, the Pasadena Fire Dept. instituted a “heat plan” prior to Saturday’s first Daydream Festival in the Arroyo.

“Because of our advanced preparation, and deployment of our heat plan, more than 100 people utilized the cooling buses to avoid significant exposure. The venue also distributed free bottled water to everyone who was in line during the extreme heat,” Deputy Chief Bryan Frieders reported.

Two people suffering from the heat or heat combined with alcohol consumption were transported to area hospitals, Fire Chief Bertral Washington said.

The Pasadena Fire Department is actively taking steps to monitor fire conditions in light of the lack of rain which has resulted in local vegetation and brush becoming extremely dry.

Residents should take extra care when using landscaping equipment, as sparks from equipment or vehicles can ignite brush fires, officials have said.

“Use extra caution with barbecues and be vigilant around swimming pools. Children should never swim alone.”

A city official has cautioned residents about the toll heat takes on people, recommending to stay indoors and take precautions against the heat.

Here is the forecast for the week ahead, from the National Weather Service.

Labor Day: Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light south in the evening.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Thursday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

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