Jun 28, 2016

Kaweah Country mired in record-breaking heatwave

Kaweah, Three Rivers, CA
USA
by
John Elliott
,
The Kaweah Commonwealth
Keeping cool is imperative during this run of triple-digit temperatures. Whatever floats your boat. Photo: The Kaweah Commonwealth
Keeping cool is imperative during this run of triple-digit temperatures. Whatever floats your boat. Photo: The Kaweah Commonwealth

After only a couple days in the past week with a daytime high temperature below 100 degrees, a second surge of heat from a strong southwestern ridge of high pressure will be affecting the San Joaquin Valley and most of Northern California noticeably more than the first one. Those temperatures of 110 degrees plus for the Desert Southwest last week will become more common in inland California.

Even coastal regions will flirt with triple digits, and the oppressive heat is expected in some oceanside communities where many residences are not equipped with air conditioners...

According to the weather analysts at Weather West, this magnitude of hot weather over the entire Southwest is unprecedented for June