National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Date Posted: March 18, 2016

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Today is so hot and sunny! Perfect for going to the beach again.  It’s time to put on our sunscreen! Even though the thermometer says 85°F, it may feel hotter to us because of the humidity. This feeling is called heat index. By wearing our sunscreen, taking breaks in the shade, and wearing loose clothing, we can beat the heat and stay safe! You can learn more about heat safety at

Swimming and relaxing in our national marine sanctuary, it’s easy to see how, no matter where we live, we are all connected to the ocean. To see more of the beautiful places that national marine sanctuaries protect, visit  From this beach, we can see that we must all work together to protect these special places for future generation. To find out more on how you can protect the ocean visit