STORY BY HAL SAGA, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
A heat wave is expected to occur from Sunday to Wednesday in Southern California, leaving Cypress citizens wondering how to stay cool.
Exactly a week after Hurricane Hilary made its way through Orange and Los Angeles counties, hot temperatures were set to take its rainy, windy place, instead delivering weather that will hit a high of 93 degrees.
According to the National Weather Service’s forecast for Cypress, Sunday’s temperatures will rise to 89 degrees, Monday and Tuesday temperatures will reach the aforementioned 93, and Wednesday drops down to 88.
Here are three tips to help people stay cool in the city of Cypress:
In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for staying cool during a heat wave, avoiding extreme hot temperatures can be prevented with being hydrated.
While reaching for an energy or sports drink sounds good, water is better; in a study from the European Hydration Institute, water reportedly helps dissipate heat in human bodies.
Get a frozen treat
Bella Thomas, 21, California State University, Long Beach student, said a frozen treat is ideal during a heat wave.
“Either an ice cream or smoothie place is what I usually go to when it’s hot,” Thomas said.
On Valley View Street is Frostbites Crepes and Frozen Delights, which is a 7 minute walk from Cypress College’s humanities building, according to an estimated time frame from Google Maps.
Frostbites Crepes and Frozen Delights has served the Cypress community with its menu comprised of sorbet cream sundaes of any flavor, vanilla and/or chocolate frozen custard shakes, and more. Aside from frozen treats, they also primarily offer sweet crepes and sandwich crepes as food.
If all else has failed, it is best to stay inside areas that have air conditioning.
On campus, students can find air conditioning at the Library and Learning Resource Center. While the L/LRC is not open on Sundays, Cypress College said its services will be available from 9 am to 5 pm Mondays through Thursdays.
When not looking for activities outside of the house, staying home is still a suitable option. Since air conditioning is not present everywhere, the CDC reported that it can be best to wear loose-fitting clothing if it gets too warm inside.
“This heat wave isn’t too bad, but it’ll only get hotter each year,” Thomas said.