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Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 3:58 PM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 11:20 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
— The UV index is expected to be very high to high this Memorial Day weekend.
The UV index is a scale used to measure the strength of sun’s UV rays and its affect on the average person. The higher the UV index, the more likely someone could develop a sunburn, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.
Here are a few ways to protect yourself:
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the “shadow rule” can help detect how much UV exposure you may be getting. If your shadow is taller than you are (early morning and late afternoon), your UV exposure is likely lower. If your shadow is shorter than you are (around midday), you are exposed to higher levels of UV radiation.