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Today’s UV Index

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The UV Index provides a forecast of the expected risk of overexposure to UV radiation from the sun, provided by the National Weather Service and EPA.

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UV Index Scale

0 to 2: Low (green)

You can safely stay outside using standard daily sun protection: broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen containing zinc, sunglasses, and hat. Don't forget: in winter, reflection off snow can nearly double UV strength.

3 to 5: Moderate (yellow)

Stay in the shade during late morning through mid-afternoon. Wear broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen containing zinc, sunglasses, and hat.

6 to 7: High (orange)

Stay in the shade as much as possible, especially during late morning through mid-afternoon. Wear broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen containing zinc, protective clothing (long-sleeved shirt and pants), sunglasses, and wide-brimmed hat.

8 to 10: Very High (red)

Extra protection needed. Be careful outside, especially during late morning through mid-afternoon. Stay in the shade as much as possible, especially during late morning through mid-afternoon. Wear broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen containing zinc, protective clothing (long-sleeved shirt and pants), sunglasses, and wide-brimmed hat. Please note: white sand on the beach will reflect UV rays and can double UV exposure.

11 or more: Extreme (purple)

Extra protection needed. Avoid sun exposure during late morning through mid-afternoon. Unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Wear broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen containing zinc, protective clothing (like long-sleeves), sunglasses, and wide-brimmed hat. Please note: white sand on the beach will reflect UV rays and can double UV exposure.

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