The current heat wave in California is already putting up staggering numbers, breaking multiple heat records, placing strains on electrical grids, and putting a lot of people at risk for heat stroke. While Labor Day was one heck of a hot one throughout the state, Tuesday could put up all-time record temperatures.
On Monday, a few places broke their September heat records. Areas of Sacramento and Stockton recorded temperatures of 112-114 degrees, the hottest ever recorded during the month. With temperatures expected to increase even further Tuesday, all-time records could fall.
Here’s a breakdown of Monday’s heat and Tuesday’s forecast compared to record highs:
The above numbers, compiled by the National Weather Service, illustrate a sweeping heatwave that is expected to last through the week. If Sacramento hits its forecasted temperature, it would be the hottest ever recorded in California’s capital city.
Due to fears of electrical grid failure, energy companies throughout the North State have issued a Flex Alert, which asks residents to save power from 4-9 pm.
Here are some tips to stay cool and safe during the heatwave:
Stay safe, NorCal!