The heat wave rolling over California is already setting records, with the National Weather Service reporting that Death Valley has tied its record June temperature after hitting 129 degrees on Sunday.
But in Northern California, we've seen worse summers. Compared to 2006's 11 consecutive days of triple-digit heat, the current 100-degree plus temperature streak is going to be short-lived, according to data from the National Weather Service.
The service has forecast that the hundred-degree highs will be history by this weekend, meaning Sacramento residents will have only suffered seven straight days of triple-digit heat.
Temperatures on Wednesday are predicted to hit 112 degrees, however, which is higher than 2006's high of 111. Nighttime temperatures were higher in 2006, however, contributing to 13 fatalities that summer, most of them elderly.
The NWS is warning residents to stay inside and stay cool. The 2006 California Heat Wave resulted in 140 deaths, and authorities don't want a repeat. The NWS is advising Sacramento residents to check on their elderly neighbors and those with medical conditions, and head to a mall or a cooling center if need be.
The NWS predicts two days this week with 110 degrees or better.
Here's the bad news:
Today's high: 109
4th of July: 109
The weekend looks a bit cooler to the NWS forecasters with highs in the mid-90s expected.
If Wednesday does hit 112 degrees, the day would be one of the eight hottest days in Sacramento history.
Here are the hot top seven:
July 17, 1925: 114
July 14, 1972: 113
July 10, 2002: 112
July 17, 1988: 112
July, 18, 1988: 112
July 13, 1972: 112
June 30, 1934: 112
Here is the detailed, 7-day forecast from the NWS for the Sacramento region:
Today:Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 109. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south after midnight.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 110. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. West wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 112. West northwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.
Independence Day: Sunny and hot, with a high near 109.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Friday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94.
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