If you live in the California Central Valley, it’s a good idea to follow the US National Service’s Sacramento Facebook page or follow them on Twitter. They post on a daily basis, warning of any worrisome weather on the horizon and answering any questions that the public may have. This service is especially important now, as we move into the summer and our region’s hot summer weather really begins to take effect.
Based upon the latest weather forecasts, if you are experiencing any kind of issues with your air conditioner, it is imperative to contact Gilmore Heating & Air and schedule an appointment now.
California is facing conditions in which it is dangerous to not have access to air conditioning.
On Thursday June 15th, the NWS issued a Heat Advisory for much of the Central Valley. Under this forecast, the NWS warned of dangerously hot conditions for the California Central Valley from Redding down through Sacramento, and south to Merced, as seen below.
According to KCRA News, this has now been elevated to an “Excessive Heat Warning,” which warns of even more dangerous conditions in which temperatures will be well in excess of 100 degrees, and may reach 110 degrees in some areas.
The Excessive Heat Warning is currently in effect for the following areas:
- Sacramento Valley
- Carquinez Strait and Delta
- Northern San Joaquin Valley
- Red Bluff
- Marysville and Yuba City
- Fairfield and Suisun
While the Excessive Heat Warning extends through Tuesday as of the writing of this post, it is likely that it will soon be extended through Thursday.
In an earlier Facebook post on June 16th, the NWS warned that temperature records for days between Saturday June 17th through June 21st (and possibly beyond) are in danger of being toppled in the regions surrounding Sacramento, Redding, Stockton, and Blue Canyon (Roseville/Rocklin).
In much of the Central Valley, the temperature will likely remain in excess of 100 degrees until Thursday, with temperatures dropping off into the mid- to high-90s through the weekend and much of the following week.
Under these conditions, it is extremely important for you to stay hydrated and stay indoors as much as possible. However, staying indoors is only effective if you have an effective air conditioner. Even if your air conditioner is working, if it has been struggling to keep up with current temperatures, it will likely fail under the extreme stress of the upcoming weather conditions.
This is likely to be an extremely hot summer for Sacramento and the rest of Northern California, and this is only the first of many heat waves that we’ll face. Please don’t wait until the last minute. Call Gilmore Heating & Air or send us an appointment request through our website and get your air conditioner serviced now, so that your family will be safe and comfortable throughout this year’s scorching hot summer.