SAN FRANCISCO (AP / CBS13) – Public health officials urge residents to stay hydrated, find shade and take breaks to avoid heat exhaustion as temperatures soar in a much of central and northern California.
San Francisco could see temperatures in the 80s, while inland areas, including the Sacramento area, could see temperatures well above 100 on Monday as a high pressure system builds from Sunday to Wednesday, said the National Weather Service. In Sacramento, temperatures could reach up to 108 days after Memorial Day.
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“The heat risk concerns don’t just affect the Bay Area, but much of Northern California and the Central Valley,” the NWS Bay Area tweeted Sunday.
Over 9 million people are subject to a heat advisory or excessive heat warning.
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Soaring temperatures come with an increased risk of forest fires in the state where vegetation is extremely dry after a winter and spring with relatively little rain and snow.
California’s power grid operator said on Saturday it did not anticipate power cuts during the heatwave.
There is enough electricity to meet the expected surge in demand, the California independent system operator said in a statement, but it will closely monitor the grid in case it needs to call on the public to save money. .
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ISO said the state was better prepared to avoid the rotating power outages of last summer.