Not news here in North California, where some sources have reported this as the hottest Summer ever recorded, and I've woken up to the smell of smoke most every morning since early July.
Trapped indoors for weeks, with a severe Summer case of cabin fever, it now sounds like I timed my trip to the Bay area earlier this week just right.
No matter where you go in California this Labor Day Weekend, you'll have to contend with hot weather. Temperatures will be near record levels from 105 to 111 degrees.
Michelle Mead is with the National Weather Service in Sacramento. She says there's a strong ridge of high pressure that has parked itself over the state.
"Basically it means the air is very stagnant or we don't get a lot of flow moving through," says Mead. "So it cuts off the delta breeze which we all know is Mother Nature's air conditioner, so that is going to be cut off for a time."
A crazy-quilt of excessive-heat warnings, watches and advisories, along with Red Flag warnings of high fire danger and air quality alerts because of smoke from wildfires, blanket the region from Washington state to Southern California and as far east as Montana.
The Sacramento region is under an excessive heat warning through Monday night. Mead says that means there's a high risk of heat-related illnesses for everybody, not just sensitive groups.
"Even very healthy folks. You know, we kind of take for granted that 'I'm in good shape, I can go out and run at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.' This is one of those scenarios where you're going to want to rethink that. When it gets this hot, even folks in really good condition can be impacted by heat exhaustion."...
http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/0 ... labor-day/
Casio is also predicting an all-time high demand record will be set this PM:
http://www.caiso.com/Pages/TodaysOutloo ... yandDemand