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In Northern and Central California, It’s Getting Hot, Hot, Hot

In Northern and Central California, It’s Getting Hot, Hot, Hot

A sign warns of extreme heat danger at the salt flats of Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park on June 17, 2021, in Inyo County, California. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Jill McLaughlin

Jill McLaughlin

6/10/2024

Updated: 6/11/2024

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A heatwave is expected to send temperatures soaring in parts of central and northern California this week, the National Weather Service warned June 10.
Excessive heat warnings were issued Monday morning for Death Valley National Park and the Shasta Lake area, including northern and central Sacramento Valley.
High temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday could reach from 95 to 107 degrees in those areas, the National Weather Service reported. The lows will drop to the mid-60s or 70s at night.
The weather service also issued heat advisories for much of Northern California, including Santa Clara Valley, San Jose, the East Bay, North Bay, and interior Monterey County and Pinnacles National Park.
High heat is also expected in Bakersfield, southeast San Joaquin Valley, Mariposa Madera foothills, Fresno, and Kern River Valley areas.
Temperatures in the areas under advisory could reach from 95 to 103, according to the weather service.
During the heat spike, residents should be aware of moderate to major risks of heat stress or illness, especially anyone without air conditioning or adequate water, officials advised.
Residents were also reminded not to leave children or pets in unattended vehicles and to find shade or air conditioning during the hottest times of the day.
The weather service is also cautioning that rivers are running cold and swift this week as they carry snow melt away from the mountains, according to meteorologist Sara Purdue, in the Sacramento office.
“If you go in water, make sure you’re wearing a life vest, keep an eye on the kids, and avoid alcohol,” Ms. Purdue told The Epoch Times.
Central California also experienced a short heat wave last week when temperatures rose well over 100 degrees, according to Ms. Purdue.
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Jill McLaughlin

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Jill McLaughlin is an award-winning journalist covering politics, environment, and statewide issues. She has been a reporter and editor for newspapers in Oregon, Nevada, and New Mexico. Jill was born in Yosemite National Park and enjoys the majestic outdoors, traveling, golfing, and hiking.

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