Temperatures Heating Up

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, May 15, 2009

“Get ready for the summer. We look to see our first 100 of the year by Sunday.” 

Johnnie Powell is a National Weather Service forecaster in Sacramento.

He says a strong high-pressure system will drive temperatures to the century mark…which isn’t unusual for this time of year. The record for the earliest 100-degree reading in Sacramento is May 4th.  

And Powell warns that jumping into a local river to cool off could get you a case of hypothermia. 

“The water in the Sacramento River and American River comes from the mountains so it’s snow melt. And so that water is running at about 55 degrees. So no don’t go jumping in the water.” 

Temperatures are expected to dip back down to the low 90s by next Tuesday.