Zola, a gorilla at Dallas Zoo, was just slapping his hands happily in an indoor paddling pool before showing off his dancing skills. The viral video was shared by Dallas Zoo's on June 20, inspiring at least one great edit with music.
Sacramento's high temperature reached 108 degrees Thursday, June 22, 2017, breaking the previous maximum for June 23 of 107 set in 1971. Along Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento around 2 p.m. a bank digital thermometer already registered 104 degrees, a recycling center was closed due to heat, and a bar was offering track and field fans a place to cool off. Today's projected high: 101 degrees.
A bridge over Green Creek in Bridgeport, Calif., was damaged on June 20, 2017, after flood warnings were issued by the National Weather Service in Reno, who said that high temperatures were contributing to rapid snowmelt in high-elevation basins. The nearby Twin Lakes Resort posted footage of the bridge damage to Instagram, commenting: “Green Creek, once that little trickle, is now strong enough to rip apart the bridge.”
A Red Flag Warning, issued by the National Weather Service, remains in effect until 11 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, as heat, dryness and hot breezes combine for dangerous conditions in the Sacramento region and Northern California in general.
Not so long ago, California was in the middle of a deep drought but in June its snow water equivalent rose to a heaping 170 percent of normal. NASA shows in its latest video that satellites were capturing that change.
Water, sports drinks, energy drinks, milks and shakes. We have lots of choices when it comes to hydrating before a work-out or a game. Learn about the best ways to stay hydrated in this video from Cleveland Clinic.
As the heat wave continues, Folsom Lake is a popular spot for cooling down. Families were out with young kids playing in the water Tuesday, and 11-year-old Galt resident Nesiah Tovar talked to the Bee about her family's plans for the day.
A timelapse video by the University of Nevada Seismology Lab shows the dramatic progress of a thunderstorm moving over the mountains near east of the Sierra Nevada and west of Hawthorne, Nev., on Monday, June 19, 2017, the same day that temperatures and dry conditions will continue to bake the Sacramento region.