Sacramento Heat Wave – Out of the Frying Pan

Will we have another hotter than a habanero pepper summer in Sacramento this year?

According to the Old Farmers Almanac


Winter will be cooler than normal, with rainfall above normal in the north and near normal in the south. The coldest periods will occur from late November into early December and in early February. Mountain snows will be above normal, with the stormiest periods in early to mid-November and early and late January. April and May will be slightly drier than normal. Temperatures will be below normal near the coast and above normal inland. Summer will be cooler than normal, with near-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be from late May into early June and in mid-June and mid-July. September and October will have near-normal temperatures, with rainfall above normal in the north and below normal in the south.

So says the Farmer, but his prediction for the winter are already wrong – February has been unusually warm, not cooler than normal.

But if you haven’t repaired your Roseville air conditioningScreen Shot 2018-02-23 at 12.00.20 AM in prep for the summer, the time to do it is NOW! I’m sure you remember last summer’s streak …

Monday brought an end to Sacramento’s record-breaking streak of 47 consecutive days with peak temperatures at or above 90 degrees.

The temperature topped out at 82 degrees in downtown Sacramento, said Karl Swanberg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The last time the downtown high was less than 90 degrees was June 27.

Two more days in the 80s are expected, with a high of 86 forecast for Tuesday and 89 on Wednesday, Swanberg said. Overnight lows are expected to be in the upper 50s and low 60s.

The previous 40-day streak was recorded in 1992, from July 13 to Aug. 21.