Coping With The Heat
Northern Californians grapple with soaring temperatures as July ushers in a prolonged heat wave.
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Capital Public Radio reports
The heat is back in the Sacramento Valley this week with temperatures peaking at 106 degrees Wednesday and Thursday. Community organizations are preparing "cooling centers" for people seeking relief.
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.
A heat wave is coming to Sacramento this week with forecasters predicting triple-digit temperatures as early as Thursday.
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.
An “excessive heat warning” remains in effect until 8 PM. But cooler weather is about to arrive after a week of triple-digit heat.
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.
California safety regulators are asking workers and employers to drink plenty of water and know the signs of heat illness.
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.
In the midst of the current heat wave, San Joaquin County has declared a local emergency. Cooling centers are now open to provide relief from the triple digit temperatures.
About forty-nine thousand people in El Dorado County now have power again – after a small grass fire knocked them offline yesterday evening.
Event organizers say the extreme heat caused them to cancel the event featuring cowboys and longhorn steers for the first time ever.
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.