High-temperature records broken Thursday in the Central Valley

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(KTXL) — With an Excessive Heat Warning in place through Saturday, some records are expected to be broken with highs in the triple digits.

High-temperature records in Sacramento and Stockton were broken on Thursday. Sacramento recorded 110 degrees Thursday, surpassing the 1976 high of 102. Stockton hit 106, just barely beating out 2017’s record of 105.

Modesto tied its record-high temperature of 103 from 2012.

Recorded temperatures were already in the triple digits by 2:30 p.m., with Travis Air Force Base recording 107 degrees and both Marysville and Vacaville recording 104 degrees. Beale Air Force Base and downtown Sacramento recorded 102 degrees.

The National Weather Service has placed most of our region in a High Heat Risk category, meaning there is a high risk for most of the population.

The California ISO issued a Flex Alert beginning Thursday evening, urging people to conserve electricity at peak evening hours. By Thursday afternoon, the Flex Alert had been extended through Friday.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is reporting three power outages affecting more than 350 customers.

Customers in midtown Sacramento lost power around 7 a.m. Thursday when a large tree limb fell and hit a power pole. People affected by that outage may not get their power back until roughly 5:30 p.m.

Two more outages have been reported in the area of Meadowview Road, with power expected to be restored as late as 7:30 p.m.

Officials recommend limiting strenuous outdoor activity, staying hydrated and watching for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Those who do not have access to air conditioning can go to a local cooling center. Click or tap on the following buttons for cooling centers in your county.

HEAT EXHAUSTION:

  • Faintness or dizziness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Cool, pale and clammy skin
  • Rapid and weak pulse
  • Muscle cramps

If you start experiencing these symptoms, experts say to drink lots of water and find an air-conditioned place to relax.

HEAT STROKE:

  • Throbbing headache
  • No sweating
  • Red, hot and dry skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid and strong pulse
  • Possible loss of consciousness

These symptoms mean you should seek medical attention, as heat stroke can be very dangerous.

Heat Safety Tip Reminders from Olivia DeGennaro

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