SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Several events in Sacramento have been postponed due to the severe heat wave occurring in the region over Labor Day Weekend.
According to the FOX40 Weather Center, the temperature is expected to reach approximately 102 degrees. Due to this extreme heat, the Sacramento State Hornets are pushing back the start of their season-opening game.
Sacramento State and Utah Technical will face off at 7:30 p.m. instead of the original time of 6 p.m. to keep both the student-athletes and those watching the game safe from the heat. Tailgating before the game will also be suspended due to the heat.
“We felt really, really responsible for the safety of those student-athletes,” Mark Orr, Sac State Athletic Director, said in an interview with FOX40.
Sacramento State is also suspending student tabling on the campus after 1 p.m.
According to a Facebook post, the Sacramento Zoo will be closing early over Labor Day weekend due to the excessive heat. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday the Zoo will be closing at 1 p.m. and the grounds will close at 2 p.m.
The California State Railroad Museum & Foundation has adjusted the train excursion schedule due to the extreme heat. They have canceled the late afternoon rides to the expected forecast.
According to the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation, Friday train excursions are available at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., with the 2:30 departure being canceled. On Saturday, excursions are available at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., with the 2:30 and 4 p.m. excursions being canceled. Sunday the excursions are available at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The 1 p.m., 2:30, and 4 p.m. excursions have been canceled.
More coverage on the heat wave:
- Flex Alerts: This is what you should and shouldn’t do to help conserve energy
- These are the shelters and places where the unhoused population can stay in the Sacramento area
- Sacramento-area cooling centers open during the heat wave
- How to spot the symptoms of heat-related illness
- Is it OK to break a car window to help a trapped child?
On Monday all excursion trains are canceled, according to the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation.