Coping With The Heat

Northern Californians grapple with soaring temperatures as July ushers in a prolonged heat wave.

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National Weather Service - Sacramento site

Capital Public Radio reports

  • Temperatures Soar In Sacramento Valley

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    It's going to be a hot few days in the Sacramento Valley. The National Weather Service says temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will be over 100 degrees.

  • Northern California Temperatures Soar Past The Century Mark

    Monday, June 08, 2015

    UPDATE: The Sacramento Valley felt its first triple-digit temperatures of 2015 Monday, with a high of 105 degrees in Sacramento Monday afternoon. High pressure over Northern California and a lack of Delta Breeze kept it hot. Cooling off Tuesday.

  • Heatwave To End Friday

    Thursday, July 04, 2013

    An “excessive heat warning” remains in effect until 8 PM. But cooler weather is about to arrive after a week of triple-digit heat.

  • City Checks On Hotel Tenants Without AC

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013

    During this current heat wave, an inspector from the City of Sacramento has been making a daily trip to two single-room-occupancy hotels in the city.

  • Rich Ibarra/Capital Public Radio

    Electrical Workers Get Extra Help to Deal with Heat

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013

    Workers laboring outdoors are taking precautions because of the heat. Farm workers, road crews, and other people who work outside are at particular risk this week because of the extreme heat in much of California.

  • Wildfire Causes Power Outage, Highway 50 Closure

    Monday, July 01, 2013

    U.S. Highway 50 is closed in both directions between Shingle Springs and Cameron Park due to a wildfire, and power has been cut to 45,000 customers as a result. Updated: 6:36pm.

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