Sacramento City Hall

Forecast temps of 111 drop to high of 109 today, chill out indoors!

With temperatures expected to hit 109 within the hour, the City of Sacramento and County of Sacramento are asking everyone to just chill, at least, periodically in air-conditioned spots. To help ensure against widespread power outages, keep your air conditioning at 78 or above. The California ISO has issued a flex alert through today– asking that utility customers voluntarily conserve electricity usage during peak times.

  • Postpone using major appliances between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Set air conditioning at 78 to 80 degrees.
  • Cool with fans and draw drapes
  • Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances

The City and County of Sacramento have two cooling centers for those who do not have air conditioning: one in Midtown and one in North Sac. Both remain open through tomorrow evening.

  • Hagginwood Community Center, 3271 Marysville Blvd. Open today and Friday, June 23, from 1-8 p.m. Pets are welcome.
  • The Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St. is open today and Friday, June 23, from 1-8 p.m. Pets are welcome.

These are among other area cooling centers listed at 211 – a health and human service referral hotline.

The Parks and Rec department is utilizing volunteers to assist with staffing the facility.  The Regional Center for Volunteerism / HandsOn Superior California is coordinating volunteers for this heat wave. They are encouraging people to volunteer to be on a resource list for whenever cooling center staffing is needed this summer. Please visit HandsOn Superior California for more information.

What else to keep in mind?

  • Check on your elderly neighbors
  • Never leave children or pets in cars
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid very cold drinks
  • Take cool showers to lower your body temperature
  • There’s a high fire danger. Take precautions.
  • Limit your exposure to the sun – stay indoors where it is air-conditioned or go a public place that is air conditioned
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing

Make sure to visit our Summer Heat page for things you can do to stay cool during the heat waves.